Carers Support

Are You A Carer?

A carer is someone who provides support to a relative, partner, friend or neighbour who could not manage without you.

If you are a carer please inform our reception staff and pick up a leaflet on the ways we might be able to assist you. If you agree, we can add your name to our Carers’ Register and provide you with the support you need.

Carers are invited to attend a Carer Health Check Clinic which is an appointment with one of our Healthcare Assistants followed by a meeting with a GP Liaison Working from Carer Support Wiltshire.

  • Carer Lead: Sarah Glass
  • Deputy Carer Lead: 

Carer Support Wiltshire can help you to access free counselling, benefits advice, complementary therapies, support groups, training opportunities and much more.  All their services are completely free and 100% confidential.

If you would like to contact Carer Support Wiltshire direct please visit their website: or ring freephone 0800 181 4118.

Carers UK

Here to make life better for carers

20 Great Dover Street
London SE1 4LQ

t: 020 7378 4999


w: www.carersuk


Forward Carers is delighted to bring together a range of online resources to assist you in your caring role. If you’re caring for someone in Wiltshire, you can access our Benefits Calculator to see what you may be entitled to, register for a Carers ID Card, access online support groups and self-refer for help from local services. Click below on the link to their website for mor info:


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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 & 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