Carers Support

Am I a Carer?

  • Do you are for an elderly or frail family member?
  • Do you care for an adult or child with a disability or additional needs?
  • Do you care for someone living with Dementia?
  • Do you care for someone with a long-term medical condition?
  • Do you care for someone who is seriously ill?
  • Do you support someone living with mental illness?
  • Do you look after someone with drug or alcohol dependency?

If you answered YES to ANY of the above, then you are a CARER. The person you care for does not need to be registered with us for you to be added to our Carers Register.

Informing your GP that you are a Carer

You can tell us that you are a carer by emailing us at or calling our Reception Team on 0151 295 8700 after 11am. If the person you care for is also registered with us please let us know their details.

Patients on our Carers register are eligible for

  • Annual NHS Health Checks
  • Annual Flu Jab
  • Covid Boosters vaccinations (when applicable)
  • Additional support and signposting to community services throughout the year

There is a difference between a Carer and a Care Professional who is paid to provide care. Some Carers can receive statutory payments such as a Carer’s Allowance or a direct payment for their caring role. Even when carers receive such payments, they are still considered to be Carers.