Carers are people whose lives can become restricted by taking responsibility for the care of someone who, due to severe illness, disability, or frailty, is unable to manage alone.

Carers can be Young Carers (under18), Young Adult Carers (18 – 25) or Adult Carers.

Identification of Carers

We need to identify as many carers within our practice population as possible. If you are a Carer please inform the Reception Staff.

Caring for Carers

All carers should are encouraged to contact:

Carers Service Team
Witham Park House
Waterside South
Tel: 01522 782224 for Lincolnshire patients or contact the Rutland Carers Team on 01572 758341

Carers are entitled to a Carers Assessment of their own caring needs. This can be requested via telephone.

Useful websites and numbers for further information

NHS Choices – Care and Support
Free Helpline : 0808 802 0202

Lincolnshire Carers Partnership – Carers Information

Action for Young Carers
Morgan House
Gilbert Drive
PE21 7TR
Tel: 01205 358834



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