We hold a register of patients who are carers; if you would like to be added to this, please ask at reception. Being on the register ensures that you benefit from annual flu vaccinations and if you wish, the details can be passed on to the Carers Association who may be able to offer extra support and information if required.
Patients who have a Carer are requested to complete a Carer's Registration Form so we have their permission to share details of their medical care with those looking after them.
Carers Registration Form
There is a lot of support and information available for Carers. We can supply a Carer's Information pack and the Worthing Carer's Support Service can be contacted on 01903 528600. There is also a website: www.westsussexcarers.org.uk
The national organisation Carers Direct can be contacted on 0808 8020202 which is a free phone number.
Are You a Carer?
If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you.
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?
Carers support groups
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