If you are a carer…

A carer is anyone who cares unpaid for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability or mental health problems needs their support.

You do not need to live with the person cared for. Some carers are under the age of 18.

We are a carer friendly practice so please tell your doctor, nurse or receptionist  that you are a carer so that we know you look after somebody. We can supply you with more information that can support you.

Resources and further help for carers

  • There is a carers noticeboard in the waiting room with useful information and phone numbers for you.
  • The Carers Trust helpline is 0300 102 0008
  • Cheshire and Warrington Carers Trust can provide support and services free of charge. They hold carers meetings on the third Friday of every month in Macclesfield between 1 and 3PM at:

Ropewalks, Newton Street, Macclesfield, SK11 6QJ.

Helpline: 0800 085 0307 for further information.

Website: http://cheshireandwarringtoncarers.org/

  • Carers UK also have a helpline that offers further support, advice and information:

Tel: 0207 7378 4999

You can also email them at adviceline@carersuk.org