Southbroom Surgery, Devizes, Wiltshire

The Southbroom Surgery
The Green
Devizes
Wiltshire SN10 1LQ

Tel: 01380 719 959 Fax: 01380 728721

Carers

Are You A Carer?

Southbroom Surgery is working together with Carers Support Wiltshire to offer support to patients of any age who have caring responsibilities. 

Do you look after someone who is ill, frail, disabled, has mental health problems or misuses drugs or alcohol are you parents of children with learning difficulties a young person looking after parents or other family members. Do you provide support to a relative, partner, neighbour or friend? Many people do not see themselves as carers they are simply someone's parent, child or friend. 

Caring can be a 24/7 job that can be demanding and isolating. Carers Support Wiltshire can connect you with the relevant organisations and support networks. They offer advice and you will receive regular information sent directly to you.

Complete a carer’s form obtained from reception, we will update your records and with your consent pass your information onto Carers Support Wiltshire. All registered carers can pre-book appointments for themselves and the person they look after. 

Making it easier for carers - allowance online

Carer’s Allowance is a benefit for people who are looking after someone with substantial caring needs. 240,000 people in the UK claim the allowance each year, and until now, they were required to do this via post or using an outdated online system which was difficult to complete and had low up-take.

Digital Online Application for Carers Allowance is a move to transform the lives of thousands of carers across the country.
Please follow the link below.

Breaks prescription scheme

Breaks Prescription Scheme gives carers the chance to access a free break up to the value of £50 through their local GP surgery. Please ask at reception or follow the link below for further information.

Kool Carers

Young Carers are children and young people between 5-25 years who help care for family members who may be ill, have a physical or mental disability, or drug or alcohol problem.

  • Think you might be a young carer? 
  • Want to know more? 
  • Then visit www.spurgeons.org

There is an online-based community for young carers to chat and discuss with others similar to them or to speak with a qualified youth worker.

Carers Bereavement Group

Carers Support Wiltshire welcomes carers who have lost the person for whom they cared for.

If you would like more information or would like to talk to a member of the Bereavement Support Team, please email: info@carersinwiltshire.co.uk or call 0800 181 4118 or 01380 871690.

Caring for someone with Dementia

The following organisations are able to provide you with information support and advice.

Alzheimers Society North Wilts
Tel: 01249 443469
Email: nwilts@alzheimers.org.uk
Web: www.alzheimers.org.uk

Alzheimers Support (West Wilts and Devizes)
Tel: 01225 776481
Email: office@alzheimerswiltshire.org.uk
Web: www.alzheimerswiltshire.org.uk