Information for Carers




Are You a Carer?

If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you.

When completing the carers registration form please contact the surgery if you wish to have your details passed on to the Herefordshire Carers Support Service and/or a referral to Adult Care Services for a Carer's Needs Assessment.

Our Carers Policy can be viewed here

There is a wealth of information on information on NHS Choices about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.


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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

Contact Carers Direct

Telephone: 0808 802 0202


Office Hours: Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.

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Carers UK

Carers Uk is a charity set up to help the millions of people who look after an older, disabled or seriously ill family member or friend.



Crossroads together CarerLinks Herefordshire

They offer a range of support services to carers including an information and advice service, called CarerLinks.  The CarerLinks team offer free emotional and practical support to unpaid family carers across Herefordshire, helping them to protect their health and well-being and cope with their caring role.


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St Michael's Hospice

St Michael's Hospice is a local hospice providing various support and care for members of the community with life limiting illnesses. 



Crossroads Care Forest of Dean & Herefordshire Care Scheme

They are part of a national organisation that provides help and support to Carers across England, Scotland and Wales. Crossroads supports people who care for a person needing twenty four hour support and supervision at home, by providing an often much needed opportunity for a break.


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