Young Carers Information
What the Bush Doctors can do for you
- Order your repeat prescriptions over the telephone
- If your order prescriptions before 12pm you will be able to collect them on the same day
- Allow you to pre-book all morning appointments to see a GP
You must advise the reception that you are a Carer when wishing to take advantage of any of these benefits.
As well as financial help, you may need more practical help to look after someone. This could be someone to sit with the person you care for while you go out for an hour, equipment to help you to lift the person you care for, information about local carers groups or arranging a break for yourself so that you can have a rest.
As a young carer you are entitled to get help and support from your council. The council will not be looking to stop from you from supporting the person you look after, nor to separate you from that person. They will ask you what sort of support you would like to make your life and your caring role easier.
You can contact the council direct. Or, if you prefer, you can ask someone you know to contact them for you - maybe a friend or relative, a teacher, or your family doctor. Don't be afraid to ask - it is important to get the help you are entitled to.
Support Services are available for young carers in Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster via Spurgeons.
They can offer,
- Information and advice
- Help to access other services
- Opportunity to join a Young Carers Group
- Social networking
- Young Carer newsletter with advice, tips and information
- Carers Assessment and Emergency Plan for young adult carers over 18
- Opportunity to take an activity break, make friends, and have some fun!
Offer weekly activities during term time and holidays for senior and junior young carers within the Boroughs of Kensington & Chelsea, Westminster, Hammersmith & Fulham.
The Children’s Society
As part of The Children's Society, the Include Programme reaches out to young carers from all communities through our national and local programmes, helping voluntary and statutory services supporting young carers. We also campaign for change and promote best practice with central and local government and work in partnership with social workers, teachers and health care professionals to deliver solutions that consider the needs of the whole family.
People First is the core Information and Advice web service for residents, staff and fellow professionals, run by the Adult Social Care departments of Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster. Our aim is to provide easy-to-use, jargon free and engaging information in a bright visual way that will help keep people stay safe, well and independent. Click on the link below for more information
Carers have certain legal rights to benefits and other help. Carers UK is aware of many carers who do not know about their rights or how to get help.
They produce a guide which sets out what rights carers have and how they can get:
- Financial help
- Practical help
- help with combining work and caring
For more information, or advice about the benefits you can claim, contact Carers Line on 0808 808 7777 or look at their website www.carersuk.org