Carers: 3 important steps for you take right now

1. Make sure the GP practice is aware that you are a carer

Complete our Register a Carer form to ensure your doctor is aware of the extra support you provide to others.

We may ask you to keep your details up to date on a regular basis – you can use this same form to update your contact details, to tell us if your carer status changes, or if the condition of the person you care for changes.

2. Tell us what support you need

We cannot guess at what might help you, but we can connect you with Action for Carers Surrey who can provide free independent information, advice and support to carers of all ages across Surrey.

We can refer you for the following services:

  • Carers Information Pack
  • Carers Support
  • Young Carers Support
  • Carers Break (requires approval from your GP) (What is this?)

When completing the Register a Carer form, select the box ‘Would you like to be referred to Action for Carers’ to select your support needs.

3. Take time to find out what help is available

The Carers section of our Wellbeing Centre provides information, support groups and charities who can provide you with help, advice and support – which can help you to help others.