Carers Week 2021
This year, Carers Week takes place from 7-13 June. Carers Week is a national initiative which highlights the importance of unpaid carers, the challenges that they face and recognition of the contribution that they make to families and their communities.
To mark the occasion we have attached a 'Guide for Carers in Harrow' (below).
The guide details what help you may expect to get from your GP as soon as you become a carer. You should let your GP know about your caring role, as practical support and information may be available, for example:
• Providing information and advice on medical conditions and treatments for the person you care for to help you feel more confident in your caring role
• Available NHS services such as patient transport to hospital appointments
• You may be eligible for a free annual flu vaccination
• Home visits to you or the person you care for if you’re caring responsibilities make it difficult to attend appointments at the surgery
• Arranging appointments for both you and the person you care for at the same time to avoid having to visit the surgery twice
• Flexibility with appointments, should you need a little longer with your GP
• Providing supporting letters and information to enable you and the person you care for to access benefits and other services
You may also find the Carer Card useful.