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Carers Information Service: Directory of Services for Croydon

“Care co-ordinators help to co-ordinate and navigate care across the health and care system, helping people make the right connections, with the right teams at the right time. They can support people to become more active in their own health and care and are skilled in assessing people’s changing needs.”

What is a Carer?
A carer is anyone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who, due to disability, illness, a mental health problem or an addiction, cannot cope without their support.
You would be surprised how many there are and all perform a critical role in the community supporting relatives, neighbours and friends to stay well in their own home.  This might be the care a relative offers to a family member with dementia who needs help with their meals or picking up their medication.  In another situation a neighbour might be supporting their next door neighbour with a physical disability to manage their weekly shop.  A forgotten group of carers are children who may be administering medication to a parent who has a visual disability.  Many carers do not recognise the critical role that they are performing and they themselves may need information, guidance or support.
Are you a Carer?
If so Cradley Surgery is here to help you.  When completing the Carer’s registration form please contact the surgery if you wish to have your details passed on to Herefordshire Carers Support and /or a referral to Adult Care Services for a Carers Needs Assessment.
Please contact us if you have any queries about our support for carers – we will be happy to help and treat the conversation in strictest confidence.


Cradley Surgery

Please Click Here to view Carers Support Policy.  

Please Click Here to view Carers Identification and Referral Form.

Please Click Here to view Patient Carer Protocol.
Herefordshire Carer’s Support
  • Is a local hospice offering various types of support and care for members of the community with life limiting illnesses.
  • Carers UK
  • Is a charity set up to help millions of people who look after an older, disabled or seriously ill family member or friend  Click here for details http://www.carersuk.or
  • NHS Choices
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