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This is a website about young people’s real life experiences of health and lifestyle. This is not just a website about the medical facts, this is about real people and real lives.
Watch, listen and read young people talking about their experiences, and feel free to join in the forums.
YOUNG CARERS: ARE YOU A CARER?
Are you caring at home for a dependant relative, partner, child or friend who needs your support due to illness or disability? If so, you are a carer. It is important that your doctor knows you are a carer. Please fill in a 'Carers Identification Form' available from the surgery and hand it in at the reception desk or click here for an on-line version and for further information. Carers can also find out about sources of help and support by contacting the Carers Association Southern Staffordshire (CASS) on 01785 606675.
CASS also administer the Carers Break Fund on behalf of the County Council which is available to Carers living in Staffordshire. Grants up to £200 can be given to Carers who fulfil the criteria. Carers and the cared for have to be 18 or over to be eligible to claim the fund. If you think you might qualify contact CASS for an application form.