Are You a Carer?
If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you. Visit our carers corner in the waiting room or speak to Cath our Carer coordinator.
As part of the new Bolton Quality Contract that started April 2015, we are offering annual Health Checks for patients registered with us who are carers.
If you are interested in taking up this offer please contact reception for more details or to book an appointment.
Bolton Carers Support
Helpline 01204 363056 (Open between 11.00 am and 15.00 pm Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. At other times you can leave a message and your call will be returned at the earliest opportunity)
If you prefer to talk to someone face to face about your caring situation, you are welcome to drop in to see the team on Wednesday 11.00 am until 13.00 pm, or by appointment only at any other time. They are situated on the first floor at Thicketford Centre, Thicketford Road, Bolton, BL2 2LW. There is lift access to the first floor.
There is a also wealth of information on NHS Choices about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.
- Caring for a parent
Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home
- Telling people
Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you're a carer is important so they understand and can support you.
- Taking a break
Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it's essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.
- Housing and carers
Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?
Carers support groups
Finance and 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 person you care for
Advice and information on helping the person you look after get the benefits that they are entitled to
- Death and benefits
How your benefits maybe affected after the death of the person you look after and what happens to their benefits
- Managing someone's legal affairs
Advice for when carers find they have to take over the legal affairs of the person they are looking after
- 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
- Personal and household finance
Advice on keeping a tight rein on household and personal finance for carers
- Social fund
- Tax credits
Information on claiming tax credits and whether you might be eligible