Adult Carer Support

You are an unpaid carer if you support a family member or friend who is ill, disabled, elderly, has mental health issues or substance misuse problems. The support you offer may be emotional or include shopping, cooking, dealing with medication, or attending medical appointments with the person you care for. The person you care for could live with you, in their own home, or even in residential care.

The Carers Federation support adult carers in Nottinghamshire South, including Broxtowe, Gedling, Rushcliffe and Hucknall districts.

All our support is based within the 46 NHS medical practices across these areas. A carers drop-in clinic is held in every area once a month and Carers Federation Support Workers offer ongoing support and resources to practice teams in order to embed awareness of carers in to their daily practice.

Since April 2018 Carers Federation have 

  • delivered 727 drop-in clinics for carers in local GP Practices
  • supported 922 carers through drop-in clinics
  • recruited and supported 53 GP based Carer Champions 

(accurate in November 2019) This work ended on 30th November 2019.

These contracts are commissioned by local NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups

For more information please contact us on 0115 9629360 or

For ongoing telephone support, one to ones, support groups, carers grants and information contact Nottinghamshire Carers Hub 01158248824

All carers are entitled to a statutory Carers Assessment to assess the impact of caring on a carers and provide information and advice. In Nottinghamshire County this is provided by the local authority. Carers can contact Notts County Council on 03005008080.

Carers wishing to receive free counselling services can contact Carers Federation. Please follow this link for details, contact and referral process. Carers Federation Counselling 

Read the Carers Information Booklet for 2019 provided by Nottinghamshire County Council

“The support worker looked at where I should be getting the occupational therapy from and also got me some extra support. She took time to contact people and I feel heard”

Quote from adult carer