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Carers Support

As one of the largest community based NHS Foundation Trusts in the country, we want you to have access to all the support you may need as a carer.

Please find some links to helpful resources below:

Someone without a GP

If you are a carer for someone and need emergency treatment and do not have a GP, you can get advice, information and support by telephoning:

  • NHS 111 available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Samaritans on 08457-90-90-90 – available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • SANELINE on 0845-767-8000 – available from 6pm to 11pm every day


Click here to get information tailored to your situation, including practical and financial support and information to help you manage the impact of caring on your health and relationships.

Carers Rights Guide

This is a definitive guide to your rights as a carer and where you can go for financial or practical help. Click to read more.


These helpful factsheets break down the complex issues simply and accurately so you get the full picture of support available. Click here to find out more.

Continuing Healthcare funding information

NHS CHC public information leaflet

NHS CHC - An easy read guide

More from Carers UK

Carers UK is a leading charity which supports carers by providing a wealth of resources which can make life easier for you and your loved ones as you live day-to-day with the challenges being a carer can present. Click here to visit the website.

Patient and carer groups

The Trust has some service and condition specific patient and carer groups. If you or someone you care for has accessed one of these services or have been affected by a certain condition you may want to join the patient or carer group.

Our Patient and Carer Groups are:

•In-Patient Neuro-Rehabilitation Unit Patient and Carer Group

•Podiatry User Group

•Learning Disabilities Patient Experience Network

•Moor Green Brain Injury Unit Steering Group

If you’d like to discuss joining one of these groups please contact the Public Engagement Team on 0121 466 6516 or email
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