The GP Carer Support Service is designed to reach out to carers via GP practices, telling them about the support available to them and looking at numerous issues including social isolation, accessing correct benefits, respite care etc.
We are very excited to have launched our countywide GP Carer Support Service providing one to one support, within each of the 68 GP Practices within Worcestershire, for informal or family carers.
One to one support will provide a vital link for carers and offers:
• Information and support
• Signposting and onward referral to both statutory and voluntary sectors where appropriate
• Emotional support
• Peer group meetings
• Direct referrals to services provided by Worcestershire Association of Carers, a member of Cares Action Worcestershire
Our team of GP Carer Support Advisers will conduct appointments in the practices and also make home visits for those people who are unable to leave the person they care for on their own. If you are a carer and would like to access this service please speak to any member of staff at your GP Surgery and ask to be referred to a GP Carer Support Adviser.