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Are You a Carer/do you support someone?

What would be the benefit of letting us know?...

* Flu immunisation annually

* You can book appointments/order prescriptions

   for the person you care for on their behalf

* More than 1 problem to discuss - double

   appointments are available 

* At the same visit - you will be able to book appointments for yourself and the

    person you care for

* Our staff will assist patients who do not feel comfortable

   waiting in the waiting room

If you need to discuss your needs as a carer, please inform the

receptionist or Clinician as we are aware that caring for someone

else can effect your own emotional and physical wellbeing

If you are please let us know - so we can register you

as a carer, and have a record of the person you care for,

even if they are not registered at this practice

You may not realise you are a carer e.g. Do you support

a friend/neighbour/relative emotionally or physically?

Sutton Carers Centre are also happy to hear from LGBT patients or their Carers


 Sutton Carers Centre can be contacted:

Telephone: 020 8296 5611 or check out the web site


Benhill House, 1st Floor, 12-14 Benhill Avenue, Sutton Surrey SM1 4DA

 Opening Hours:

Monday                      0900-1700

Tuesday                     0900-2000

Wednesday               0900-1700

Thursday                   0900-1700

Friday                         0900-1700

Saturday                    1100-1300 (second Saturday of each month)


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?

Contact Carers Direct

0808 802 0202
Helpline Information
Office Hours
Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.

Carers support groups

Finance and Law

Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.

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