Vital support for home carers

Dr David Wrigley
Dr David Wrigley
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NHS Lancashire North Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is working closely with ‘n-compass Carers Point!’ to help identify people who are carers and may not be accessing the support that is available to them.

Carers providing a high level of assistance are twice as likely to become permanently sick or disabled themselves.

Up to 40% of carers report psychological distress and 20% suffer from back injuries while 10% have high blood pressure as a result of caring for their relative.

Carnforth GP, Dr David Wrigley, Patient, Public Engagement and Communications lead at the CCG said: “The work that we are doing with Carers Point! is a vital step in identifying carers and helping them access the assistance they need.”

Amanda Brooks, Team Manager for Carers Point!, said: “We are delighted to be working with GPs in the Lancashire North area.

For more information on any of the Carers Point! Services, visit

Contact the Carers Team on 0345 688 7113 or email