Carers 'Care' Pathway: Practitioners Checklist
Please use the checklist below as a prompt to help you with each of the stages in supporting a Carer or Young Carer. It also gives links with full details of the resources available to provide support. If you prefer to to download one click here (pdf document)
The Surrey NHS Carers Prescription
Resources to help you support the Carers at each stage
Have you identified and recognised a Carer who is looking after your patient?
Are there any children in the household who are providing care?
What support have you offered the Carer?
Have you provided the carer (or a young carer and their family) with relevant information?
Have you referred the carer to:
Social Care - Carers Assessment
And / or
A Local Carers Support Organisation
(Referral forms are in the guidance notes below)
Have you referred the Carer for any Enhanced Services?
BMA Working for Carers -Guidelines for Good Practice PDF document
Emergency Carers Card- This card is available to all Carers in Surrey. To obtain stocks of this card call 01483 519146
Referral to Surrey County Council: Adult Social Care or Children's Services, for Carers Needs Assessment via SCC Contact Centre - 0300 200 1005 (fax 020 8541 9004) may be subject to eligibility criteria)
Universal information, advice and advocacy service available free to all adult carers cliving in Surrey, via local carer support organisations. Click here to view
Surrey Young Carers for young carers up to 18 can contact by phone: 01483 568269 / 01737 248111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Crossroads Care Surrey - provides a flexible domiciary replacement care services, and an End of Life Carers Support Service for people with a life limiting condition
Borough and District Councils, for housing support including Adaptations and Telecare
Action for Carers (Surrey) provides a number of services for carers including Moving and Handling and Carersand Employment and training oportunities.
Age UK Surrey - provide a range of services and activities with older people in mind including domestic help, gardening, befriending shopmobility and footcare