Approximately 12% of the patients who are registered at your GP or Medical Practice could be looking after someone at home. Enabling carers to access specialist support can prevent them from becoming high intensity users of health services.
Our staff will assess the needs of the carer and liaise with other services, agencies and professionals, relieving health professionals of the need to do this.
Call us on 01233 664393, email us using our secure email: CarerSupportASS@kent.gov.uk or alternatively, use one of the online forms below. All we need is the carer’s name, address and phone number and a little bit about why you are making the referral, so that we can make an appropriate response.
We can refer to services such as: replacement care (i.e. Crossroads Care); nursing care at home; day care centre placements; domiciliary care (anything from making sure someone takes their medication, getting someone up and dressed in the morning, to 24 hour care); residential or nursing home placements; domestic help (general house work duties including ironing and cleaning services or someone to do the shopping).
Most services will be met with funding but, if the only way forward is through a place in residential or live-in care, we can access additional grant funding specifically for that service (funded by the local Clinical Commissioning Groups).
Please phone us for a personalised leaflet in a pdf format for your practice.
If you have patients who are looking after someone with a Mental Health issue we can give 1-2-1 support. Our specialist staff will be happy to make an appointment with the carer.