A carer is anyone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who, due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction, cannot cope without their support.
If you are a carer, it is important you look after your own health and wellbeing.
Tell your GP
You have the right to be registered as a carer on your patient notes.
- You will be contacted regarding any public health campaigns.
- You can discuss the needs of the person you care for if you are patients of the same practice.
Free Flu and Covid vaccinations
You are entitled to free flu and COVID-19 vaccinations this winter. Check where to get them on the local NHS website: https://www.selondonics.org/our-residents/your-health/local-nhs-services/winter-vaccinations/
Register for free support from Bromley Well
Bromley Well provides a free support service for unpaid carers in Bromley borough. As well as helpful information, support and guidance, it can be useful to register if you are trying to access certain grants or other local services.
Don’t forget to register as a carer with your GP too!
To register for support call freephone 0808 278 7898, or fill in the online form and tick either
- adult carers (more information about adult carers service)
- mental health carers if you are caring for someone struggling with their mental health, (more information about mental health carers service)
- mutual carers if you are in a mutually caring situation, (more information about mutual carers service)
If you are over the age of 18 you are entitled to a Carer’s Assessment. The assessment will look at how caring affects your life, including for example, physical, mental and emotional needs, and whether you are able or willing to carry on caring.
Contact Adult Social Care at Bromley Council T: 020 8461 7777 or complete their online carers assessment form (quickest method)
For more information about being an unpaid carer visit Carers Trust at carers.org