Help for carers

A carer is anyone, including children and adults who looks after a family member, partner or friend who needs help because of their illness, frailty, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction and cannot cope without their support. The care they give is unpaid. It can be difficult for carers to see their caring role as separate from the relationship they have with the person for whom they care, whether that relationship is as a parent, child, sibling, partner, or a friend.

Caring for someone can be rewarding, exhausting and sometimes overwhelming. If you provide care to a family member or friend please let your GP practice know, so that you can get the help and support that is available to you in Rutland.

If your GP practice knows you are a carer, it helps you and the person you care for by:

Useful resources for carers

Mental health support

24 hour urgent mental health support 0808 800 3302.

NHS counselling