Information for Carers

If you look after a relative or friend, who because of illness, disability or the effects of old age cannot manage to live independently at home without your help you are a carer!

Let your GP know so that you can be directed to the right support and services.

Click here to download a useful practical guide to healthy caring.

Lucy Butts is the Carers champion for the practice and is here to help you.  Please contact her by phone or email

Sometimes it can feel as though you are the only one out there and it can be helpful to talk to someone about your situation. There are several support organisations for carers in North Somerset who can offer advice, information, practical and emotional support. If you would like free information about services available to support carers locally please follow the link or telephone Care Connect on 01934 888 801.

Please visit  for a link to carers Direct and you can also get more local information from the following link

The Carers Trust (formerly the Princess Royal Trust for Carers) are a national charity providing information and sources of support, including online chat forums.

COVID-19 Updates & Information

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Get tested for COVID-19


Find out about the main symptoms of coronavirus and what to do if you or your child has them.


Get a test to check if you have COVID-19, find out what testing involves and understand your test result.


Get your COVID-19 vaccination, read about the vaccines and find out what happens when you have your vaccine.


Find out how to get your COVID Pass to attend trial events in England or to travel abroad.

Self-isolation and treating symptoms

Advice about staying at home (self-isolation) and treatment for you and anyone you live with.

People at high risk

Advice for people at higher risk from COVID-19, including older people, people with health conditions and pregnant women.

Long-term effects (long COVID)

Find out about the long-term effects coronavirus can sometimes have and what help is available.

Social distancing

Advice about avoiding close contact with other people (social distancing), looking after your wellbeing and using the NHS and other services.

Using the NHS and other health services

Find out about changes to using health services, such as GPs and hospitals, because of COVID-19.

Take part in research

Find out about health research studies and how you may be able to take part.

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