Support for Carers in Wiltshire
There is a very active branch of Carer Support Wiltshire in town. They provide emotional support, information, advice and break opportunities to unpaid carers.
Their freephone number is 0800 181 4118
Do let the surgery know if you are an unpaid carer to a member of your family or a friend. We can support you with a health check and an annual 'flu inoculation.
There is a wealth of information on NHS Choices about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.
- Caring for a parent
Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home
- Telling people
Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you're a carer is important so they understand and can support you.
- Taking a break
Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it's essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.
- Housing and carers
Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?
Carers support groups
Finance and Law
Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.