Carers have a good knowledge of the patient’s life history and lifestyle and they can work with clinicians to improve the physical health and mental well-being of our patients.
Working in partnership with carers means informing and involving them about the patient’s care and treatment.
Organisations that can provide information on improving health or social care:
NHS Choices guide for people who have care and support needs, their carers and people who are planning for their future care needs.
Age UK provides advice and information on health and well-being, home and care, travel and lifestyle, work and learning for older people.
My Ageing Parent is a website for people with elderly parents. It gives information on care, health, legal and finance, and technology.
Contact a family is an organisation that provides support for families with disabled children. It provides information on medical conditions, advice on carers rights and benefits. It also has a section for professionals who work with disabled children.
Family Action improves lives by providing practical, emotional and financial support to those who are experiencing poverty, disadvantage and social isolation across England.
Bexley Council provides information and support for carers in the Borough of Bexley.
Bromley Council provides information and support for carers in the Borough of Bromley.
Greenwich Council provides information, training and support for carers in the Royal Borough of Greenwich.