Are You a Carer?
If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you
There is a wealth of information on NHS website about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.
- Caring for a parent
Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home
- Telling people
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.
- Taking a break
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.
- Housing and carers
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?
- Spotting problems
Please click on the link to find information on spotting urinary tract infections and keepoing the person you care for out of hospital. You can organise a free training session which will last between 2-3 hours at a range of venues across Bromley. UTI Training Course
Carers support groups
Please contact Bromley Well, a service providing support to carers in the Bromley Borough. They can be reached by:
or please visit their website Bromley Well or download some of their leaflets:
There is a new services provided by Bromley Well specifically for elderly frail patients, who can self refer post hospital discharge or as a prevention to hospitalisation or who can be referred by a health professional. This is a free service and can be accessed by referral form.
Finance and Law
Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.