Do you look after someone who depends on you because of an illness or disability?
If you provide help and support to a partner, relative, child, friend or neighbour who could not manage without your help due to physical or mental illness, disability, frailty or addiction, then you are one of thousands of unpaid carers in Bristol.
If you are a carer, it is important to look after your own health as well as the person you care for. Here at Pioneer Medical Group we want to be able to do all we can to help you to stay as healthy and informed as possible, so you can carry on caring for as long as you want to.
If you look after someone, please let us know – we may be able to help you.
To register as a carer with us, please complete this form online carer registration and consent form or ask for a carers identification form from reception or speak to your doctor / nurse. Please register with us as this enables us to provide the following benefits:
Free ‘flu’ vaccinations each autumn
Sharing information with you about the person you care for if she/he consents to this, which will make communication easier
More flexible appointments depending on your needs as a carer
Monthly Carers Surgery appointments at Bradgate or Ridingleaze for one to one support from a Carers Support Officer
Where else can I get help?
You can also access a wide range of information and support from our local carers support organisation Carers Support Centre or contact Carers Line on 0117 965 22 00. They can help you with:
Activity groups with other people going through similar issues
Carers support groups
Hospital support to help carers in a hospital setting, particularly around the discharge process
Training and workshops to help you manage on a day to day basis
Carers assessments to help you to get the support you need to be a carer
Employment support to help you to get back into work or to stay in employment
Help applying for relevant benefits
Carers emergency card ensures that the person you care for is supported in the event of you being taken seriously ill.
They have specific workers for parent carers, young carers and for carers who support an adult with a learning difficulty.