Are You a Carer? Do you look after someone who is dependant on you?
If you are a Carer, please let us know - we may be able to help you or you may like to contact Carer Support Wiltshire on 0800 181 4118 or through www.carersupportwiltshire.co.uk.
Burbage Surgery has been awarded the Gold Carers Award in recognition of the outstanding services and support provided to Carers. We offer "flexible" appointments for people who are Carers to try to make it easier for you to visit your GP/Nurse.
Carer Support Wiltshire offer specialist support workers who provide confidential information and advice about caring matters and one to one support.
An exciting new website and online community for young adult carers has gone live. YACbook is a safe space for young people to find information, advice and links to support. Topics and resources include mental health support, building your confidence, studying and employment. Read all about it here
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.
Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home
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.
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.
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?
Finance and law
Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.