Carers are individuals, irrespective of age, who provide or supervise a substantial amount of care on a regular basis of a child, relative, partner or neighbour who is unable to manage on their own due to illness, disability, frailty, mental distress or impairment.

The term “carer” would not normally apply if the person is:

  • a paid carer
  • a volunteer from a voluntary agency
  • anyone providing personal assistance for payment either in cash or kind

A carer can be a child looking after an older person or parent, or an older person looking after a disabled partner. The definition may be quite wide-ranging.

The person being cared for may, or may not be, registered at the carer’s practice.

Letting Us Know if You are a Carer

It is important to let us know you are a carer so that we can provide you with support and advice.

If you are registering with the practice you will be asked on the new patient questionnaire if you are a carer.

If you are an existing patient you can let us know by informing the GP or nurse at your next appointment or you can tell one of our reception or dispensary team.

Carers Matter

CarersMatterNorfolkIs an organisation in Norfolk that is there to support carers with plenty of advice and guidance.  For more information as to the services they provide, please visit their website:

or you can call them on:0800 083 1148