Are You a Carer?
If you provide unpaid help or support to a relative, partner, friend or neighbour who could not manage without you, then you are a carer.
Recognising yourself as a carer can be the gateway to getting a range of help and support to allow you to continue your caring role. The team at Glendale Medical Centre is passionate about ensuring all carers get the help and support they need.
Carers are at a much higher risk of becoming ill themselves and your GP can help keep you fit and well by recognising the effects caring can have on your health, such as depression, stress, high blood pressure or back pain.
Did you know that as a carer you are entitled to a free flu vaccination? Please speak to reception to book this
We will do our best to be flexible with appointment times to accommodate your caring situation.
If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you
Please take a look at out carers leaflet below for further information.
We work closely with Hillingdon Carers - a group of charities improving support for carers in Hillingdon.
They can offer:
Information and Advice
Expert Welfare Benefit advice
Help with form filling
Assistance in accessing Social Services support
Health and Wellbeing
Relaxation sessions and weekly exercise or yoga
Counselling and emotional support
Training for carers
Arts for carers course
Young Carers Services (5-17 years)
1-1 emotional support
Young Carer Clubs across the borough
For more information please contact Hillingdon Carers:
Telephone: 01895 811206
NHS Information for Carers
There is a wealth of information on the NHS website about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.
Finance and Law
Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.
- Benefits for carers
Directing carers to the benefits that can help them in their caring role
- Benefits for the under-65s
Advice and information on helping the person you look after get the benefits that they are entitled to.Benefits for the over-65s
Advice and information on financial support for older people with a disability or illness.
- Carer's Assement
How your benefits maybe affected after the death of the person you look after and what happens to their benefits
- Other benefits
Advice for carers and the people they are looking after on claiming a whole host of other benefits unrelated to their disability or caring