Caring for Carers

Helping primary care to support carers

Caring for Carers in Sunderland

Caring for Carers in Sunderland provides useful information about the role of carers alongside local information about services, support groups and care pathways to assist primary care to support carers.

The main audience is staff working in primary care, including GPs, nurses, dementia navigators and practice managers. The local hub will also be of benefit to other professionals.

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Topics

  1. Identifying carersA carer is a person of any age – adult or child – who provides unpaid support to a partner, child, relative or friend who couldn’t…
  2. Carers healthIt is important to consider the mental and physical wellbeing of carers. Primary Care should have a carers’ register and provide…
  3. Family supportCarers become isolated by the demands of caring, the attitude of the cared for person who may not want to be left, feelings of guilt…
  4. Young carersThe term young carer should be taken to include children and young people under 18 who provide regular and ongoing care and emotional…
  5. Specialist carersMany carers look after someone with specific needs relating to their health and wellbeing. This section includes topics about caring…
  1. EmploymentAs carers are a growing contingent of the workforce keeping carers in work is an ever-expanding problem that needs to be addressed.…
  2. Finance and benefitsCarers may be entitled to some benefits. To qualify for any benefit, people will have to meet certain conditions and these vary according…
  3. Planning for the futureIt is important to encourage carers to make arrangements for the future including future care options. They may wish to prepare for…
  4. Commissioning for carersBeing a carer comes at great personal cost. It is recommended commissioners recognise, support and nurture carers. It is important…

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