Presentation on theme: "Presented by: Your Name Goes Here. Who is a Carer? A carer is someone who, without payment, provides support to someone who could not manage without their."— Presentation transcript:
Who is a Carer? A carer is someone who, without payment, provides support to someone who could not manage without their help. This could be due to age, physical or mental illness, addiction or disability. Other family members Neighbours or friends Any gender or any age Daughters, Sons Parents (adult or children) Wives or Husbands
FAQ’s 1.Does the Carer need to be receiving Carer’s Allowance to be considered a Carer? 2.Does a Carer need to be related to the person they are caring for? a)NO b)NO 3.Does the person being cared for need to be receiving Attendance Allowance for someone to be considered a Carer? a)NO 4.Does a person have to support the person everyday to be considered a Carer? a)NO 5.Does the person have to be delivering “medical or personal care” support to be considered a Carer? a)NO
Did You Know? In Devon alone there are over 74,000 unpaid identified carers?
Did You Know? Many carers become isolated because of the demands placed on them by their caring responsibilities Most carers put the health of the person being cared for before their own The new carer’s benefit payment is £1.44 per hour Each carer saves the country’s economy about £16,000 each year That equals about £87 billion ( the annual total spend of the NHS is approximately £82 billion)
Carer’s Health and Wellbeing Check Programme Bideford Medical Centre is taking part in the Carer’s Health and Wellbeing Check Programme The surgery will be offering a free and confidential health and wellbeing check to anyone who is a carer and over 18 years old.
Identify more carers – increase the surgery’s register of read coded carers To find out what support carers really need Improve the carers health and wellbeing Provide additional support and resource to the surgery’s carer population Submit surgery statistics to programme evaluation to assist with creating a National Carers programme What is the objective of the programme?
Ask patients if they are a carer or care for someone Encourage patients to register as a carer Supply your administrative lead with any names of carers or people who you think may believe to be a carer What can you do to help?
Be aware of patients who may have a condition which may require a carer and offer an informational leaflet to pass on to their carer MS Chronic Diseases Mental Health problems Substance Misuse Dementia Learning Disabilities GSF Sensory Impairment
What can you do to help? Always advise the admin lead of a Carer’s name Offer a Carer’s registration form Ensure you have a Carer’s A4 poster in your work room Participate in any surgery wide Carer Awareness days or activities
Carer Identified Detail to Admin Carer is written to Followed by a call Appointment Scheduled & Booklet sent Carer Attends Appointment
Respite Opportunity Lifting/Transfer & Care Instructions Emergency Contingency Planning Benefit Analysis and Check Equipment Assistance Care & Repair Vouchers/Energy Advice Advice on Support Groups/Local Organisations Lifestyle Improvement Information A chance to talk to somebody