Information for families and carers (physical health)

Advice and guidance: Physical Health

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.

Advice, information and support

Organisations that can provide information on improving health or social care:

Your guide to care and support

The NHS website guide for people who have care and support needs, their carers and people who are planning for their future care needs.

Age UK

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

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

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

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 - support and information for carers

Bromley Council provides information and support for carers in the Borough of Bromley.

Greenwich - support for carers

Greenwich Council provides information, training and support for carers in the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

Imago Young Carers Bexley

Imago Young Carers aim to reduce the negative and highlight the positive impact of being a carer such as increased resilience, empathy, non-judgmental attitude and caring nature.