Carers Advice

Are You a Carer?

If you are please let us know via the online form below- we may be able to help you.

Register a Carer

The practice have temporarily removed this form. Please contact the practice for further information.

Support for Carers

Our receptionist, Lesley Rapa, is our practice Carer's Champion.  She has a wealth of knowledge about resources available to our carers, to help support them in the invaluable work that they do.  Lesley will more than happy to speak/help you in any way she can.

Although carers and the organisations that support them have long been aware of the needs of carers, we know that bodies like the NHS and Local Authorities have let them down. Hence there is a new Carers Strategy that:-

  • Identifies - getting carers to recognise themselves in that role and helping staff to spot carers
  • Informs – giving carers information that is accurate, appropriate and up-to-date
  • Involves– carers are consulted in a timely way , and their knowledge of the cared for person is treated with respect
  • Supports – recognising that carers often need support long-term support

The strategy recognises the vital role carers play as our partners in care in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan. More information about support for carers can be found on the Cardiff Healthboard Website:-

Please also feel free to see our Carers information Board within the surgery waiting room for more information. 

Carers UK

They’re here to make sure that no matter how complicated your query or your experience, you don’t have to care alone.

Telephone: 020 7378 4999


NHS Links

There is a wealth of information on the NHS website about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.

Finance and Law

Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.

  • Benefits for carers

    Directing carers to the benefits that can help them in their caring role

  • Benefits for the under-65s

    Advice and information on helping the person you look after get the benefits that they are entitled to.

    Benefits for the over-65s

    Advice and information on financial support for older people with a disability or illness.

  • Carer's Assement

    How your benefits maybe affected after the death of the person you look after and what happens to their benefits

  • Other benefits

    Advice for carers and the people they are looking after on claiming a whole host of other benefits unrelated to their disability or caring