Are you a carer?

Carers are people who spend some time or even most of their time giving unpaid support to family members, a partner, relative or friend.

What do carers do?

Carers may help with shopping, daily tasks, washing, dressing, arranging appointments, transport or giving emotional support.

Carers often spend time at their doctors’ surgery getting support for themselves or the person they care for so our practice is joining forces with Carers Connect as part of the Lincolnshire Carers Partnership to offer carers more support.

What support can you get?

We could refer a carer for a Carers Needs Assessment this is based on your needs and could include:

  • emotional support
  • benefits advice
  • access to education, employment, learning and leisure activities for example driving lessons, gym membership or social activities
  • an emergency response scheme
  • support groups

How to get in touch

The Lincolnshire County Council Carers Care Team is the first point of contact for all referrals and general enquiries. You can contact them from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday (except on public holidays) on 01522 782224. In an emergency, out of these hours, phone the Emergency Duty Team on 01522 782333. See link.

Date published: 24th May, 2016
Date last updated: 24th May, 2016