Carer Information

Are You a Carer or do you know someone who is a Carer?

What is a Carer?

“A carer is someone who voluntarily looks after a friend, relative or physically/mentally disabled child who needs support to live at home.”

The Practice recognises how important Carers are in supporting family and friends to stay at home. It is equally important that Carers look after their own health and wellbeing and the practice is keen to support, where possible, for those Carers to do so.

Please advise reception staff, who will update your records to identify you as a Carer.

How can we support Carer’s?
• By providing support to you for your role
• Signposting you to appropriate Carer support agencies Carer Support Dumfries and Galloway Carers Centre
Dumfries and Galloway Council For access to Carer Assessment Requests
• Carers are entitled to the annual Flu Immunisation

The Gillbrae Carers Focus Group meets on a regular basis to discuss issues raised be patients and carers.
Patient members of this group are Bill Beaugie, Brian Conchie, Sadie Tait, June Foster, Nita Creighton and Josephine Rennie.
The meetings are chaired by The Princess Royal Trust for Carers and also in attendance are practice management and Social Work staff.

• Are you entitled to Carer benefits? Are you entitled to carers benefits?

Solicitors for Older People Age Scotland provide information for older people seeking legal advice regarding, Wills, Power of Attorney.

If you require any further information please contact us on 01387 246282.