Carers Support

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Do you Care for a Family Member or Friend who has an Illness, Addiction or Disability?

You may be caring for…

… a frail or elderly parent

… a child with a learning disability

… a friend with a mental health problem

… or some other caring role

Please Let your GP know that you are a carer and ask if this can be registered on your medical record.

We keep a Carers Register, which is a list of patients who are providing unpaid care and support to a family member or friend living with a long-term health condition.

To support you as a carer Kippax Hall Surgery offers the following Support:

    • Flexibility with appointment times for you and the person you care for or a double appointment if both you and the person you care for at the same time to avoid having to visit the surgery twice.
    • Annual Health Checks for carers
    • Coffee and Chat sessions or Carers Groups
    • Carers Board – a display of useful information for carers including details of the Carers Count service
    • Carers Champion – an allocated member of staff who can provide you with more information about Carers Count and refer you through to us for support
    • Agreement to share information with you about the person you care for, with their consent
    • If the person you care for no longer has the capacity to or is unable to give consent, the practice will still share information with you if you have a Lasting Power of Attorney for Health and Welfare for that person (proof of this is usually required)
    • Registered carers are entitled to a free flu jab each year 
    •  Arrange for repeat prescriptions to be delivered to your local pharmacy to save you picking them up. 
    • We can help to provide supporting letters and information to prove your role as a carer and enable you to access certain benefits. 

Our Carers Champion is:

Donna Bottomley

Please ask for Donna if you have any queries about our support for carers – they will be happy to help and treat the conversation in strictest confidence.

Carers Leeds Offer:

  • Appointments with a Carer Support Worker for confidential advice, information or support. This can be face to face or over the phone.
  • Help to complete forms and to deal with problems that may arise in a person’s caring role.
  • Support groups to meet other carers.
  • Social and information events.
  • Free carers newsletters.

You can register with Carers Leeds by completing a yellow carers registration form available from reception.

Carers Leeds, 6-8 The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 6PT

0113 246 8338

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