Carers Section

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

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


Carers were invited to our second Practice Carers Group Meeting on Tuesday 28th January 2019 at 1pm - This was an opportunity to share experiences with other carers and to offer advice and information regarding the local services available to carers.

This meeting was attended by carers, Mike Willis - Fitness Manager at Places Leisure as well as our Social Prescriber and Debbie Bodhanya, Managing Partner.

If you would like to attend contact our Clinical and Media Administrator on 01992 566617.

Please see below a list of useful links for carers:

CarersFIRST Essex

Epping Forest Frontline

Carers Emergency Planning Service - Essex County Council (0345 6037630)

Essex & Southend-on-Sea Care Services Directory 2020 (EXTERNAL PDF LINK)


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

Local Services