Do you look after someone who is ill, frail, disabled or mentally ill?
Caring for someone covers a lot of things, like helping with their washing, dressing, eating, taking them to regular appointments or keeping them company when they feel lonely or anxious.
Caring for someone is an important and valuable role in the community, which is often a 24-hour job that can be very demanding and isolating for the carer.
Carers are entitled for help and support by way of access to accurate information on a range of topics such as entitlement to benefits and respite care and not least, a listening ear when things get too much. They may also be entitled to additional benefits.
If you are a carer, please complete and return our Carers Identification Form to let us know about your caring responsibilities.
If you are our patient and wish to discuss any medical matters, please make an appointment with one of our doctors. We may refer you formally for a Carer’s Assessment to the local services to assess your current needs as a carer. They can also look at the needs of the person you care for. This could be done separately, or together, depending on the situation. There is no charge for an assessment.
CARER’S USEFUL CONTACTS
We have “Carer’s Useful Contacts” list and can point you in the right direction to obtain all help and support you are entitled to (as at reception).
|Local Carer’s organisation
ECIL (Ealing Centre for Independent Living)
|Tel: 020 8840 8717 and 020 8840 3682
Disability Community Hub
1 Bayham Road, West Ealing, London, W13 0TQ
|To have a Carer’s Assessment
(to arrange an assessment of carer’s needs)
|Ealing Council (support for carers)
Tel: 020 8825 8000
|Tel: 020 7378 4999
More information: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/social-care-and-support-guide/