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There’s a big difference between caring about a loved-one and caring for them.

Many of us experience the joys (and the occasional frustrations!) of being in a Family sharing our lives with Spouses, Partners, Children, Parents and other relatives. However this can all change if we find someone becoming dependent on us because of long-term physical or mental illness or disability. Such a circumstance can cause us emotional, physical and perhaps financial stress.

It is estimated that as many as 1 in 8 adults, and many young people too**, are Carers in this way - some becoming overwhelmed by the experience. If this is you please have a look at the websites below.

**A young Carer is anyone under 18, whose life is in some way restricted because of the need to take responsibility for the care of someone who is ill, has a disability, is experiencing mental distress or is affected by substance misuse.

Useful Organisations

Gloucestershire Young Carers

Supporting the 'young' in young carer.

Carers Gloucestershire

Working to enhance the lives of Carers.

Gloucestershire Parent Carers

An organisation set up to ‘knit-together’ the various strands involved in caring for a child with particular health needs.

Carers Direct

Care and support. Your essential guide to social care.

Carer’s Emergency Scheme

Urgent help for ill or incapacitated carer’s.

Positive Caring Programme

‘Positive Caring’ is a series of free sessions, held all over the County, designed to give Carers the chance to gain confidence in looking after themselves and the person they care for.

Carers UK

The voice of carers.

Available to Carers at Yorkleigh

‘Flu jabs for carers – please contact the surgery for further information

Join the Patient Participation Group - click here for more details.

As a registered Carer if you fall ill, you will be given priority treatment, we may not know that you are a Carer so please make sure you tell us when you call for an appointment.

Do you care for someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia? Tell us – we need to know!

In July 2013 we are instigating a new service for Carer’s. Every two months we will phone you to see how things are, life for a Carer can change rapidly and you may not think to update us or may not have the time.

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