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Whitby Group Practice
Spring Vale Medical Centre Rievaulx Road WHITBY North Yorkshire YO21 1SD
Tel: 01947 820888
Fax: 01947 824100
Out of Hours: NHS 111

Are you a carer or a young carer?

If you are responsible for looking after your partner, a  parent, a family member or neighbour, and would like help or advice, please mention this to a receptionist.  We can give you information and put you in contact with Scarborough & Ryedale Carers Resource Service.  You can also contact them as below or via

Who we are and how we can help

If you spend time looking after someone who depends on you because they are ill, frail or disabled, we're here to help you!  We are a local charity covering Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale, providing free and confidential support for unpaid carers from the age of 8 upwards.

A carer is someone who looks after a member of their family or a friend when they have an illness, condition, a disability or are elderly. This includes mental health illness and difficulties arising from substance misuse.

We focus on you and help to reduce the stress of caring by:
- Providing relevant advice and information
- Assisting to maximise your income
- Providing a listening ear
- Signposting or referring to appropriate services
- Guiding you through the red tape of authority
- Providing information on volunteering, training and employment
- Giving you the opportunity to make your voice heard
- Providing a specialist service for young carers

Find out about some of the ways we can help you:

- Telephone Support - Link to the 'Helpline' page
- Face to Face Contact - Link to the 'One to One' Advice Service
- Volunteering Opportunities - Link to the 'Volunteering' page
- Young Carers Service - Link to our Young Carers Service
- Young Adult Carers - Link to our Young Adult Carers Service


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