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What is a Carer?

A carer is an individual who cares for a family member, a friend or another person in need of assistance or support with their daily lives. A carer gives support with the person's life matters and assist them with their health and well being. This includes helping them with their food shopping, accompanying them to doctor appointments and assisting them with their personal hygiene. Being a carer can be challenging and it can take its toll on an individual. If you are a carer, there are plenty of support available for you here at the surgery.

The carer's lead in the surgery are Dr Reena Patel (Clinical Lead) and Mrs Kamaljeet Sall (Admin Lead).
If you have any queries or any concerns as a carer, please feel free to contact the surgery and we will be happy to help you. 

Carer's Assessment

A carer's assessment is also available for you as a carer. It is a discussion with you that will help Social Services to understand the physical, emotional and practical impact that caring has on your life and to ensure that your needs are also taken into account. There is no charge for the carer assessment and you can also get more information and advice regarding being a carer. For more information regarding this, the contact details are listed below. 

Newham Adult Social Services
Newham Dockside
1000 Dockside Road E16 2QU
Phone: 0208 430 2000 Option 2
Email: Accessto.AdultSocialCareTeam@newham.gov.uk

Newham Young Carer Services 
Family Action Newham Young Carers Services
1 London Road Plaistow E13 0AT
Phone: 0208 470 7782
Email: newhamcys@family-action.org.uk


The Carer's Information Leaflet is also available to access, with how the surgery can assist you as a carer. 

Carer's Information Leaflet

For further information and advice on being carer, please visit the links below:  

http://www.carers.org

http://www.carersuk.org

http://www.newhamcarers.org.uk

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