Are You A Carer?

Carers are people who spend a significant proportion of their time providing unpaid support to relatives, friends or neighbours who are ill, frail, disabled or who have mental health or substance misuse problems.

Anyone can become a carer at any age and stage of their life. Carers often have to juggle their caring responsibilities with work/education, family, friends and everyday life. This can sometimes prove difficult and as a result the health and wellbeing of the carer can suffer.

Letting us know you’re a carer can help us to support you in your caring role.  To register as a carer at the surgery please complete the Carers Registration Form.

Carers Support Service

Carers in Bedfordshire provide support to carers of all ages across Bedfordshire including:

  • Telephone, email and web advice and information
  • Specialist one- to- one support (such as for people caring for someone with a Mental Health problem)
  • Group support
  • Support to enable carers to be confident, active partners in the decision making processes of all partner organisations
  • Administering the NHS Carers Break and Training Grant service
  • Running carers Cafes at weekends across Bedfordshire

For advice, information and support contact Carers in Bedfordshire on 0300 111 1919 or email

You can also find useful information in the carers section which has just been launched on the NHS Carers information website.