Cofton Medical Centre

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If you are a carer please let us know – we may be able to help you. Lydia is our Carer Support Adviser and will be happy to help you access support.  You can contact Lydia on 0121 693 5777.

We are currently updating our carer identification and support policy and processes. This page will be updated when this is completed.

Support for Carers

There is a wealth of information on NHS UK about carers and caring. Below are some tips and links to the site that we hope you will find useful.

Telling people you are a carer

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 from your role as a carer

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. Click here for information from the NHS about carers’ breaks and respite care.

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? Click here for NHS advice on housing and carers.

Finance, benefits and support with care costs

Click here for the NHS guides on how to pay for care and support and where you can get help with costs.

Telephone helplines and forums

Click here for a list of telephone helplines and forums compiled by the NHS. The lists includes helplines for older people, money and finance and caring for young people.