If you are looking after someone who has a long term illness, either physical illness or mental illness, you are a carer.
It is important that we know about this so we can help and support you. Your work as a carer is much appreciated and we understand what an enormous strain this can be for you. In order to register as a carer, even if you are not a patient at this practice please download the form at the bottom of this page, complete this and return it to the surgery. Alternatively forms are available in reception.
The NHS website gives you a guide to care and support available.
Sheffield Carers' Centre
The major independent charity offering support to Sheffield carer by providing high quality information, advice, advocacy and support. It seeks to reach out to all carers and to ensure that their needs are met.
Telephone: 0114 278 8942
Reach South Sheffield are holding meetings on a monthly basis to help support those caring for those suffering with Dementia.
They’re here to make sure that no matter how complicated your query or your experience, you don’t have to care alone.
Telephone: 020 737 8499
How can we help you
All of our local pharmacists can deliver prescriptions to your home. If you require this service please inform reception when you order your repeat prescription and we will ensure the prescription is sent to the correct pharmacy.
If you feel you need more help please discuss this with us and we can help you to liaise with social services in order to arrange this. This might be:
- more help at home
- respite care if you are planning a holiday
- regular respite care
- adaptions required around the house
- nursing care such as dressings.
Do you have children under 18 who you rely on to help look after you?
This happens in lots of families due to:
- Mental Health problems
- Physical or Learning Disabilities
- Alcohol or drug dependency
From 1st April 2015, when the Young Carers (Needs Assessments) Regulations 2015 came into force, all young carers under 18 are entitled to an assessment of their needs.
Please see the information on Sheffield City Council web page https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/content/sheffield/home/social-care/young-carers-assessment.html where you can download the young carers assessment form.
For more information about support for young carers visit the Sheffield Young Carers Centre website http://www.sheffieldyoungcarers.org.uk/ or call them on 0114 258 4595.