Every day, another six thousand people in the UK take on an unpaid caring responsibility. In Buckinghamshire, carers make up ten percent of the population, around 45,000 people of all ages and in all localities and communities in the county. Of these 45,000 people around 15,000 will stop caring each year and another 15,000 will start a caring role.
Together with Buckinghamshire County Council, we work closely with carers in a variety of ways; their health and wellbeing is as important as those for whom they care.
Carers Bucks is the local, independent charity offering support to unpaid carers in Buckinghamshire.
To access further information
If carers feel that their role is impacting their health and wellbeing, it is important that they take a break. For further information please visit Carers Bucks – Taking a Break.
If you are entitled to support, application should be made through your GP practice.
Your GP Practice supports your health and wellbeing needs. If you are in an unpaid caring role please do make them aware so they can help you to get the care you need.
If you claim Carers Allowance you can get a free flu jab (when they are available) via the GP or pharmacist.
Getting the flu jab is a quick and simple way to protect yourself and those you look after from a potentially serious infection.
If you look after someone who has a learning disability, please ensure they get the flu jab too. Please get in touch with your local pharmacy or GP who can help arrange this.
Buckinghamshire County Council Adult Social Care – 01296 383204
York University has launched a website to help support older people and their relatives find information about social care in later life. The website contains a leaflet and short film and covers basic information about social care including what information different organisations can and cannot provide.