Carers at Rowden

The definition of carer is: “someone who is responsible for looking after another person” that could be someone who has a disability, someone ill or elderly. While it can in many situations, it doesn’t always mean you must be providing hands on physical care.

We understand not everyone would choose the word ‘Carer’, it might not feel relevant to you. You might be looking after someone with a mental health issue, someone with substance dependence, someone who needs a chaperone in social situations, a parent with memory issues or always being on the phone with someone who relies on your support. But we want to make sure you are still able to access the services available for supporting you.

If you look after someone, please let us know – we may be able to help.

Register As A Carer

Please complete the form below if you are a carer, and return either by post, email ([email protected]) or hand in at our Reception desk.

Non-urgent advice: We’re Platinum!

We work very closely with Carers Support Wiltshire and Rowden Surgery holds a Platinum Carers Accreditation and we pride ourselves on keeping carers the topic of discussion. We have held this award for two years and plan to continue our work in this field.

Additional Useful Links
Breaks for carers | Your care Your support Wiltshire
Carers: help and support – Citizens Advice

Information and Support for Carers

If you are aged between 5-16 years old and care for others, here is some useful support information supplied by Carers Support Wiltshire: Young Carers | Carer Support Wiltshire
Here are some additional resources available for you: Help for young carers – NHS

Please contact us to let us know if you are a young carer, we can then aim to get your records updated and provide you with additional support.
Carer’s Support Wiltshire offer help and advice for people who care for others. 
Please see this website for more information: Carer’s Support Wiltshire
They’re here to make sure that no matter how complicated your query or your experience, you don’t have to care alone.

Telephone: 020 7378 4999
An independent, voluntary organisation managed and run by parent carers, for parent carers.
The WPCC provides specialist consultation and participation service that enables parents and carers to voice their opinions about the services and support their families receive

Telephone: 01225 764647
Email: [email protected]
Website: Wiltshire Parent Carer Council (WPCC) | Your care Your support Wiltshire
There is a wealth of information on NHS Choices about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.
Telling people – Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you’re a carer is important so they understand and can support you.

Taking a break – Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it’s essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.

Benefits for carers – Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.

Benefits for the person you care for (under state pension age) – Advice and information on helping the person you look after get the benefits that they are entitled to
Benefits for the person you care for (over state pension age) – Advice and information on helping the person you look after get the benefits that they are entitled to

Death and benefits – Help with costs and funeral expenses after someone has died. Includes Universal Credit.

Managing someone’s legal affairs – Advice for when carers find they have to take over the legal affairs of the person they are looking after

Other benefits & tax credits – Advice for carers and the people they are looking after on claiming a whole host of other benefits unrelated to their disability or caring. Information on claiming tax credits and whether you might be eligible

Paying for your own social care & When the council might pay for your social care
Did you know that if you are a registered carer, you are eligible for a Flu vaccination?

Please call to book an appointment from September onwards.