A carer is defined as any person, adult or child, who provides unpaid support to a partner, relative or friend who could not otherwise manage to live independently or whose health and well being would deteriorate without this help. This could be due to frailty, disability or serious health condition, mental ill health or substance misuse.
Caring is very rewarding, but it can have an effect on physical and mental health and wellbeing.
This Practice aims to offer carers whatever support is appropriate. If you are a carer, please let one of the Surgery team know so that we can provide you with the necessary help and information. Whenever possible, we will offer flexibility with appointments so that they fit in with your carer commitments.
We will offer you an influenza jab, and a routine health check. We can also offer assistance with filling in forms and other administrative tasks that you have to fulfil, as well as signposting you to organisations where you can get help and support.
We work closely with Suffolk Family Carers, and we have a dedicated member of staff, Bev Mosdall, who is our Carer Champion.
We are in the process of establishing a carers’ noticeboard in the Surgery to keep you up to date with relevant information and news.