Are you looking after somebody?
Do you care for a family member who is elderly, ill or who has a disability?
Who looks after you?
Bolton Carers Support
Bolton Carers Support offer:
- Time to talk
- Information on LOCAL services
- Free carer newsletter
- Courses, workshops and events
There are around 30,000 unpaid carers in Bolton. In every GP practice, 1 in 10 people will be an unpaid carer. it is important that these carers are supported to continue their caring role.
Please inform us if you are a carer, leave contact details at reception or ask for the carer's lead and you will receive information on the FREE support and advice available to you in Bolton.
Caring for a family member can be very rewarding and satisfying. At times though, it can be exhausting and stressful. Many carers have little time to themselves. Carers are therefore prone to poor health, which can become worse due to lack of time available to see a GP or Pharmacist.
Our practice offers carers an Annual Health & Wellbeing check.
Please contact reception for more information on how to book an appointment for your free carers health & well being check.
Carers event Feedback at Dr Lyon & Partners
Bolton carers support is extremely pleased to have worked alongside Dr Lyons's practice to offer more support to those carers within the practice.
The event was well attended and carers appeared to be very keen to discuss their caring role and related issues. The carers in the main did not know about Bolton Carers Support and were interested in hearing more about what services are available. All carers registered on the day have been posted an information pack from bolton carers support. Bolton Carers Support would be very happy to support any future events held at the practice.
Thanks to all staff involved.
"Great to hear about the success of the carers drop-in at Dr Lyons' practice during carers week." Kevin Durkin, Carers strategy Development Officer, Bolton Council
To learn more about this event or Bolton Carers Support see 'Carers Support For Bolton Patients' for further information.