Carers Advice

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They’re here to make sure that no matter how complicated your query or your experience, you don’t have to care alone.

Telephone: 020 7378 4999

Website: www.carersuk.org

Tolsey Carers Register

The Tolsey Surgery carers register is used to identify people who give care or support to someone who is ill, frail, disabled or is mentally ill so that we can offer them the support they need and refer them to Carer Support Wiltshire.

Who is a carer?

A carer is someone who provides help and support to a partner, relative, child, friend or neighbour who could not manage without their help.

Carers help the people they care for because they may be ill, frail, disabled, have mental health or substance abuse problems.

Tolsey Carers Register

If you are a carer please join the register, we can offer you:

  • Priority flu vaccination
  • Flexibility when making appointments
  • Joint home visits with the person you care for

We will provide you with a carers pack.  This contains a referral to Carer Support Wiltshire which is an independent charity established to provide support to carers living in Wiltshire (see our noticeboard for further information)

If you are a carer please contact Lisa Neal (Carers Lead) at the surgery and she will provide you with a carers pack and help you with your referral or if you prefer she can complete the referral on your behalf.

Carer Support Wiltshire - click here to visit the website

From Carer Support Wiltshire

Carer Support Wiltshire are pleased to have been awarded funding by NHS England & Improvement via NHS Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire CCG, to carry out research into the effect of the pandemic on people who care for someone.

The research will look specifically at the changes in how primary care services were delivered during the pandemic and how this affected unpaid carers, both positively or negatively.

If you look after someone, Carer Support Wiltshire would love your input into the research. You can complete the survey by following this link.

The charity would also like to hear any direct feedback from people who care for someone who would like to share  their experiences with GP surgeries during the pandemic. The closing date for the survey is 4 March.

Judy Walker, Chief Executive of Carer Support Wiltshire said:

“We’re delighted to have been chosen to input into this important piece of work. This is a welcome opportunity to communicate the experiences of unpaid carers directly to NHS England & Improvement.

“We have heard of many innovative approaches developed by local GP practices and this funding will help to evaluate and then communicate best practice for wider benefit in the future. It will also help to highlight specific concerns and problems some members of our community may have had accessing support during the pandemic.”

The Commitment to Carers Programme team of NHS England & Improvement want to evaluate a number of issues around the Covid Pandemic response, including the uptake of vaccinations, impact of isolation and what new services have been developed and introduced.

Unpaid carers who’d like to take part in the survey can do so online by visiting https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/GP-revised-working or by calling 0800 181 4118 and we can take responses over the phone.

Carer Support Wiltshire are pleased to have been awarded funding by NHS England & Improvement via NHS Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire CCG, to carry out research into the effect of the pandemic on people who care for someone.

The research will look specifically at the changes in how primary care services were delivered during the pandemic and how this affected unpaid carers, both positively or negatively.

If you look after someone, Carer Support Wiltshire would love your input into the research. You can complete the survey by following this link.

The charity would also like to hear any direct feedback from people who care for someone who would like to share  their experiences with GP surgeries during the pandemic. The closing date for the survey is 4 March.

Judy Walker, Chief Executive of Carer Support Wiltshire said:

“We’re delighted to have been chosen to input into this important piece of work. This is a welcome opportunity to communicate the experiences of unpaid carers directly to NHS England & Improvement.

“We have heard of many innovative approaches developed by local GP practices and this funding will help to evaluate and then communicate best practice for wider benefit in the future. It will also help to highlight specific concerns and problems some members of our community may have had accessing support during the pandemic.”

The Commitment to Carers Programme team of NHS England & Improvement want to evaluate a number of issues around the Covid Pandemic response, including the uptake of vaccinations, impact of isolation and what new services have been developed and introduced.

Unpaid carers who’d like to take part in the survey can do so online by visiting https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/GP-revised-working or by calling 0800 181 4118 and we can take responses over the phone.