Caring For Our Carers
Do you look after or care for someone at home who could not manage without you due to illness, frailty, disability or substance misuse?
If so please speak to your GP or ask at reception for a carers registration form to join the practice carers’ register. You can also find the form here. This does need to be printed and handed in at our reception, posted, faxed (01453 756278) or scanned and emailed ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) as it needs to be signed. We can then give you information, advice and support that can help you in your caring role. The person you care for need not be registered at Locking Hill Surgery. If you have been added to this carer register but are no longer caring please let reception know that you need to be removed from this register.
Carers who are patients at Locking Hill Surgery but do not receive any social care services at present may be able to access a carers simple assessment and funding to take a break from caring. If you are caring and would like to find out more please call Carers Gloucestershire on 0300 111 9000 or visit their website www.carersgloucestershire.org.uk
Please see our podcast where Practice Manager, Jenny Vallely, is talking with Dr Hein Le Roux with regards to how Locking Hill Surgery aim to support our carers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3e064KZ9jY
Please also see our display in the waiting room which has lots of information for carers and is regularly updated.