If you are looking after a friend or family member with anything like washing, dressing or eating, taking them to regular appointments or keeping them company when they feel lonely or anxious, then you are what's known as an 'unpaid' carer.
It is important that you talk to someone about the caring responsibilities you have. They can then assess what support you and the person you care for need.
You are entitled to this assessment even if the person you look after doesn’t receive care and support. Contact our partner Virgin Care to arrange a carers' assessment. Virgin Care Services Limited will provide the majority of the services previously provided by Sirona Care & Health from 1 April 2017. The services will still provide the same support, be funded in the same way and in most cases you will continue to see the same colleagues as you have seen before. If you have questions, please speak to the team from the service you work with – or you can contact Virgin Care’s Customer Services Team on 0300 303 9509, or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org. See http://bathneshealthandcare.nhs.uk/