Are you a Carer?
Do you look after someone who could not manage without your support and you are not being paid to do so?
If yes, you may be a Carer
We recommend you apply for a Carer's Emergency Card and register with us as a Carer - we keep a register of our patients who are Carers so that we can support you better.
The Carers Support Centre Young Carers Service provides help and support to children aged 8-18, their families and professionals working with young carers in Bristol and South Gloucestershire.
Carers Support Centre
The Carers Support Centre offer services to carers of all ages in Bristol and South Gloucestershire. All services are free.
Their website includes Carers videos in Mandarin, Cantonese, Punjabi and Urdu
You can call their Carersline on 0117 965 2200 (limited hours, answerphone available) with any questions or concerns that you have, to do with your caring role.
You can call the Carers Direct helpline on 0300 123 1053 if you need help with your caring role and want to talk to someone about what options are available to you
Helpline and webchat open: Monday to Friday, 9am to 8pm (not bank holidays) and weekends, 11am to 4pm
The cost of the call is the same as a call to a number beginning 01 or 02 (known as "geographic numbers").
NHS Carers Information
- Taking a break - caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it's essential that you take time out for yourself too