Are you a Carer?
A Carer is a person of any age who provides unpaid support to a partner, relative, friend or neighbour who could not get by without their help. This could be due to old age, frailty, disability, a serious health condition, mental ill health or substance misuse. Parents of children who are disabled or who have a serious health condition are also considered to be carers.
There is no ‘job description or minimum requirements’ for being a Carer and the level of care given varies and depends on the needs of the person receiving the care and what the person providing the care can do. It can be help with shopping, cooking or just popping in to make sure everything is okay, to having someone completely dependent on you for all their needs, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Being a Carer can last for a few weeks while someone is recuperating from an operation or illness to long term care for someone with an ongoing condition.
Helping someone you care for can be a rewarding experience but can at times be stressful, mentally and physically exhausting and sometimes isolating. At the Practice we are committed to supporting carers in the vital role that they undertake.
If you are currently a Carer or undertake a carers role please complete the online form and let us help you access the services available to support you. For further support or information please speak to our Reception team.
Your local carers centre details are:
Fife Carers Centre
157 Commercial Street
Tel: 01592 205472