Carers Advice

Are You a Carer?

Do you look after a family member, friend or neighbour who through illness, disability or frailty cannot manage without you? If so, you are a carer and we would like to help. Carers need:

  • Recognition of their role
  • Opportunities for a break from caring
  • Care for their own health
  • Emotional support
  • Accessible information from reliable services

If you are, please let us know by using the online form below - we may be able to help you.

At the Medical Centre we try to know who our carers are, so we can offer them advice, support and encouragement.

Advantages of being registered as a carer:

  • We can see you are a carer and the information will help your GP when planning your medical care and support
  • You will be invited for annual flu vaccination
  • We can provide contacts for carer groups and information

Watling Vale Medical Centre works alongside Carers MK who specialise in supplying support and advice for carers of all ages. If you have any questions please contact Emily Kent (Carers Champion) at the Practice. Alternatively, check Carers MK website www.carersmiltonkeynes.org or telephone them on 01908 231703.

Register as a Carer

It is important that we know if you are a carer so that we can make sure you receive information, services and the help that is available. If you are a carer please complete the form below.

Carers MK Discount Card

If you are caring for a family member or friend who lives in Milton Keynes you can now register for the Carers Discount Card.

Please call 01908 231703 or email mail@carersmiltonkeynes.org for more information and how to apply for your discount card.

A useful and informative website to visit is Carers MK - http://www.carersmiltonkeynes.org/ 

Carers UK

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

Website: www.carersuk.org

NHS Links

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.

        Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home

        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.

        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.

        Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the
        home?