Information for Carers
- COVID-19 Vaccinations for Carers
GROUP 6: At the same time as adults under 65 years with long term conditions, the vaccine will also be offered to unpaid adult carers - those who are in receipt of a carer's allowance, or those who are the main carer of an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer falls ill.
Any patients seeking to be verified as a carer should contact the Sefton Carers Centre on 0151 288 6060 or at their website at Sefton Carers Centre. They will inform the practice of respective individuals who will require inviting for vaccination.
It is important to let your GP Practice know if you are caring for someone. At Moore Street we keep a register of carers. If you are unsure whether you are registered as a carer with us please feel free to download the carer referral form below and either post it to us or hand it in at reception.
Completing and returning this GP Carer Questionnaire will also help us to assess and accommodate your needs as a carer.
Sefton Carers Centre has launched a new helpline for unpaid carers to get support and advice. The new number, 0151 288 6086, went live yesterday, 3 June 2020, and works alongside the centre’s existing methods of contact.
The helpline is open Monday to Friday, between 10am and 3pm, with the option for an evening call back for carers who are busy during the day.
Carers can also email: email@example.com.
For more information please visit https://www.sefton-carers.org.uk/index.php
There is a wealth of information on NHS Choices about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.
- Caring for a parent Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home.
- Telling people Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you're a carer is important so they understand and can support you.
- Taking a break Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it's essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.
- Housing and carers Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?
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 person you care for Advice and information on helping the person you look after get the benefits that they are entitled to
- Death and benefits How your benefits maybe affected after the death of the person you look after and what happens to their benefits
- Managing someone's legal affairs Advice for when carers find they have to take over the legal affairs of the person they are looking after
- 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
- Personal and household finance Advice on keeping a tight rein on household and personal finance for carers
- Social fund
- Tax credits Information on claiming tax credits and whether you might be eligible
Contact Carers Direct
0808 802 0202
Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.