Do you look after someone who is ill, frail, disabled or mentally ill?
We are interested in identifying carers, especially those people who may be caring without help or support. We know that carers are often “hidden” looking after a family member or helping a friend or neighbour with day to day tasks and may not see themselves as a carer.
Caring for someone is an important and valuable role in the community, which is often a 24-hour job that can be very demanding and isolating for the carer. Carers should receive appropriate support by way of access to accurate information on a range of topics such as entitlement to benefits and respite care and not least, a listening ear when things get too much.
If you are a carer, please either ask at reception for a Carers Identification and referral form which you can complete to let us know about your caring responsibilities or you can print off the form, complete and hand into one our receptionists.
Carers ID and Referral form (DOCX, 19KB)
As a Carer to a patient of The Limes Medical Centre we would love to hear your opinions, views and feedback on The Limes Medical Centre and any relevant issues.
Please click on the Patient Group tab on the right hand side of this website and join our On-Line Patient Reference Group or confirm your attendance at our next Practice Carers Group Meeting (see below).
Practice Carers Group Meetings
Practice Carers Meetings are in the process of being restarted. We will be confirming dates in the near future.
Please see below a list of useful links for carers:
Epping Forest Frontline
Carers Emergency Planning Service - Essex County Council (0345 6037630)
Essex and Southend-on-Sea Care Services Directory 2023
Epping Forest Community Transport
Action for Family Carers - Free Online Events and Free Telephone Consultations for Family Carers during COVID-19
Essex Local Offer - Services and Support for Special Educational Needs and Disability