Caring for your loved ones

Are you a carer?

Are you supporting a family member or a friend because of their illness, disability, mental health or other issue? If so, you are entitled to help. You can contact the Carers Federation on 0115 9629310, they will be able to provide you with information about Carers Assessments, Carers Emergency Cards, sign post you to other organisations and offer support and advice. We run a monthly drop in sessions here at Kegworth Surgery on the second Wednesday of each month, 11.30am to 12.30pm we also send out reminder text messages with details of the next session. For information call the Surgery and ask to speak to our Practice Carers Champions who will be able to help you find services appropriate for you.

In addition there is a wealth of information on NHS Choices about carers and caring.Click on the link and have a look.


FOr more information about Careres support, please click on this link.

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

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.
Helpline Information
For help online click here
To email NHS Choices for information, click here

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