Do you look after or help to look after someone who couldn’t always manage without you?
Does someone rely on you? You could be helping with household tasks such as cleaning or cooking, administering medication, organising and transporting someone to medical appointments, providing personal care or providing emotional support.
You could be doing it once a day, a couple of times a week or all the time. There are no time limits to being a carer.
If you look after someone you love or care about, you may not consider yourself a carer. Caring is something we do as parents, partners, children, sisters, brothers and friends, often without question, or the need for a label.
To register as a carer, please complete this form and send to Fisherton House, alternatively you can email it to us.
Any carer who appears to have needs for support can have an assessment by the local council. A carer’s assessment is for carers over 18 years old who are looking after another adult over 18 years old who is disabled, ill or elderly. It is an opportunity to record the impact caring has on your life and what support or services you need. The assessment will look at for example, physical, mental and emotional needs, and whether you are able or willing to carry on caring. Carers UK have a helpful factsheet - please click here to view: Carers Assessments Factsheet
We host a monthly Carers Cafe, for anyone to drop in for a cup of tea with other carers and a volunteer from Carer Support Wiltshire. This takes place on 1st Tuesday of every month from 10:30 - 11:30 at Fisherton House. Please note this is currently not taking place due to COVID-19.
Carers Clinics are held at Fisherton House and are offered in conjuction with Carer Support Wiltshire. This is a 20 minute appointment with a Healthcare Assistant for a health check, followed by a 20 minute appointment with Carer Suport Wiltshire. Please telephone the surgery to book in.
Carer Support Wiltshire
The local charity offers a wide range of support. Click here to visit their website: carersupportwiltshire.co.uk
If you need any further information, please telephone the surgery to speak to our Carers Lead: Katy Gillingham or Deputy Carers Lead: Steph Coady
Patient Participation Group
We would welcome you on our PPG. We currently meet via Zoom four times a year - please click here for more information.