Carers Northumberland has begun delivering monthly Carers Clinics in GP surgeries, as part of our GP Support Project. These information sessions are to promote the organisation and provide information and support to carers.
We are currently working with four practices, one in each locality throughout the county, to provide the clinics. We have been encouraged by the early response to the clinics, identifying a number of potential carers and providing additional support to some carers already registered with us as a result, particularly around schemes such as the Carer Emergency Card and Carer Support Fund.
We are hoping to add more, so please look out for us in your local GP surgery!