Carers


Greenway Community Practice is keen to identify and support our patients who are Carers. Even if you are caring for someone who is not registered with this Practice we would still like to offer you support. Are you a Carer?

Carers are people who, without payment, provide help and support to a family member, friend or neighbour who cannot manage on their own due to physical or mental illness, disability, substance misuse or frailty brought on by old age.

Caring roles can include administering medication, lifting and handling, personal or emotional care. Carers should not be confused with paid care workers, care assistants or with volunteer care workers.

A “Young Carer” is defined as a person under the age of 18, who carries out significant caring tasks and by so doing, shoulders a level of responsibility for another person which is inappropriate for their age.

If you think you are a Carer please let your GP; Practice Nurse;  Receptionist or Carla Westcott the Community Liaison.

Web address for people wanting to know about Lasting Power of Attorney – www.gov.uk/government/organisations/office-of-the-public-guardian

Below are some useful contact details. For more information you can click on the button below or pick up a Carers Leaflet from Reception.

The Carers’ Support Centre

Carers Line: 0117 965 2200 open 10am-1pm Mon-Sat
Carers support provides information advice services focussed on supporting carers.

Bristol City Council Health & Social Care

Care Direct: 0117 922 2700
Care direct provides information, advice, carers assessments and may deliver care and support services.

Well Aware
call: 0808 808 5252
Well aware provides information on health, well being and community resources.