Are you a Carer?
A Carer is anyone who cares, unpaid, for a family member or friend who could not always manage without their support.
A Young Carer is a child between 5 & 16 who looks after or helps to look after someone who has an illness, learning or physical disability, a mental health illness or misuse of drugs or alcohol. It might be your mum or dad, grandparent, brother or sister or a close relative or friend. A Young Carer usually takes on practical and/or emotional caring responsibilities that would normally be expected of an adult. This means doing things like cooking, cleaning, shopping, giving medication or just talking and helping when the person you care about is feeling sad.
The Surgery can help support you, offer advice and direct you to other organisations like Carer Support Wiltshire who can help.
Carer Support Wiltshire
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To find out more, or if you think you are a Carer/Young Carer and would like to discuss it further, please do give us a call and speak to Mary or Katy.
Carers Support Wiltshire are looking for feedback on the services provided to our Carers during the pandemc. Please do take a minute to complete the survey below