Patient Participation Group and Carers


Anyone can become a carer at anytime. Please inform Elm Practice if you are a carer to enable us to support you.

A carer is someone who looks after a relation, friend or neighbour who because of illness, frailty, disability or addition cannot manage alone.

Do you help a family member, partner, friend or a neighbour with any of the following:

  • Take them to appointments or collect their prescriptions
  • Cook for them or help them to shop
  • Keep them company or phone them during the day to check that they are OK
  • Help them to wash or dress
  • Help them get up in the morning or go to bed at night
  • Help them with their housework or laundry
  • Remind them to take their medication
  • Help them to fill in forms such as benefit applications

If so, you are probably a CARER and could get support and services from CARERS ARE THE BEDROCK

Carers are the bedrock can help with any of the following:

  • Carers needs assessments
  • Advocacy
  • Counselling and coaching
  • Social Activities
  • Benefits advice
  • Support groups
  • Training and workshops
  • Befriending and volunteering

To find out more information call the carers co-ordination service on

0208 533 0951 or visit 

Opening hours: Monday-Friday 10:00-16:00

or speak to the receptionist for further details.