Carers Health Checks
Mount Pleasant Health Centre is currently offering a free and confidential check-up service especially for carers.
If you care for a family member or friend and would like to book an appointment or for more information, please pop into the Surgery and speak to a member of staff, alternatively complete our carer form below, you will then be contacted by the Surgery.
Do you look after a family member or friend who is unwell, disabled or frail?
If so please complete this form. Once you are added to our list of carers we will know about your busy life as a carer, which can affect your health. We can also try and be flexible with appointments etc as we will know about your commitments.
If you care for more than one person please complete another form.
Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are compulsory.
The information you supply us will be used lawfully, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. The Data Protection Act 1998 gives you the right to know what information is held about you, and sets out rules to make sure that this information is handled properly.
Please note that by using this form you will be sending information about yourself across the Internet. Whilst every effort is made to keep this information secure, you should be aware that we cannot offer any guarantees of absolute privacy. If this matter concerns you then you should use another method of registration.
Personal information retained on this system is stored in a secure data centre located in the UK and is treated as confidential.
Are You a Carer?
If you are please let us know by filling out the above form – we may be able to help you.
There is a wealth of information on NHS Choices about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.
- Caring for a parent
Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home
- Telling people
Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you’re a carer is important so they understand and can support you.
- Taking a break
Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it’s essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.
- Housing and carers
Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?
Contact Carers Direct
Telephone: 0808 802 0202
- Office Hours
Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.
- Helpline Information
- Email: CarersDirect@nhschoices.nhs.uk
Carers support groups
Finance and Law
Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.
- Benefits for carers
Directing carers to the benefits that can help them in their caring role
- Benefits for the person you care for
Advice and information on helping the person you look after get the benefits that they are entitled to
- Death and benefits
How your benefits maybe affected after the death of the person you look after and what happens to their benefits
- Managing someone’s legal affairs
Advice for when carers find they have to take over the legal affairs of the person they are looking after
- Other benefits
Advice for carers and the people they are looking after on claiming a whole host of other benefits unrelated to their disability or caring
- Personal and household finance
Advice on keeping a tight rein on household and personal finance for carers
- Tax credits
Information on claiming tax credits and whether you might be eligible