Information for Carers
Are You a Carer?
A Carer is someone who, without payment, provides help and support to someone who could not manage without their help. This could be due to age, disability, physical or mental illness, substance misuse or eating disorder. They might be helping with everyday household tasks, preparing their meals, making appointments for them, helping with tablets or other treatments. Perhaps they have to help them get dressed and carry out day to day things that most of us take for granted. They may even be giving them this care and support 24/7
We Want to Support Our Carers
Mrs Sharon McGookin is our Carers Lead and is happy to be approached if you would like any information about Tisbury Surgery supports its carers. Her deputy is Sarah Clarke.
We want to help all our carers stay as healthy as possible and so we offer vaccination against ‘flu; we also encourage all our carers to see us about any worrying symptoms and not put your needs behind those of the person being cared for. We hold regular Carers’ Clinics at the surgery in conjunction with Carers Support Wiltshire and were proud to be recognised by them when given their Awards for services to our carers.
Please let us know if you are a carer and who you are caring for – unless you tell us we may not know.
You may also be entitled to a free Carers break prescription eg. Club/sports activity, complementary therapy etc.
If you are a carer and are looking for further information and support then please click here for Support for Wiltshire Carers. These are valuable sources of information for carers and are kept updated by these services.
- Which? have launched a free new Elderly Care website which aims to make it easier for families arranging care for an older person. Click here to visit the site
- Care Choices is the reliable choice to find the Care Home or Care Solution that’s best for you – get information, guidance and reviews. Click here to visit the site
- Your Care Your Support Wiltshire gives you information about the adult care process in Wiltshire and has a list of services to help you remain independent. Click here to visit the site
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