How To: Register as a Carer

It is estimated that 6.5million people are carers, supporting a loved one who is older, disabled or seriously ill. That’s 1 in 8 people. Our loved ones are living longer with illness or disability, more and more of us are looking after them. Round the clock, a few hours a week, live in, miles away – caring has a big impact on us and our lives.

Caring is so important, it makes us human, holds friends and family together and empowers our loved ones. You are making an enormous contribution to society.

You may feel stretched to the limit – juggling care with your own commitments or struggling with poor health or financial concerns yourself.

At Bourne Galletly Medical Practice we believe that caring for you is as important as caring for our unwell patients. Registering you as a carer enables us to regularly check on your health, offer you access to vaccinations, easier appointments, refer you for help when you need it. Here is how we can help:

  • We will contact you once a year to ask how you are and see how we can help
  • We have a Facebook Carers Group you are welcome to join (Bourne Galletly Medical Practice Carers’ Support)
  • Our PPG have produced a leaflet on community support, please pick one up or call and we can send one to you
  • We can help you to access a carers assessment, please ask your GP if you need some help.
  • Here are some numbers you may find helpful



Carers FIRST for a Carers Assessment

Telephone: 0300 303 1555

Carers Line –

Telephone: 0808 8087777

Princess Royal Trust for Carers –

Telephone: 020 74807788

Community Nursing Service

Telephone: 01778 423890

Macmillan Nursing Service

Telephone: 01778 426018

Lincolnshire County Council Carers Team

Telephone: 01522 782224

Red Cross Home Care Services

Telephone: 01780 480599

Respite Providers

Telephone: 01778 394972 (PPG)

Carers Connect – working with carers in Lincolnshire

Telephone: 01522 696000

Are you a Carer?

A Carer is anyone who looks after someone who needs help

• You support a relative, partner or friend
• You support someone with an illness, frailty, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction
• You support someone who cannot cope without you
• The care you give is unpaid
• You are any age… child or adult

You are important, we can help you
Please talk to our receptionists for details today

We Are Working Towards Carer Quality Award, find out more about that HERE →

How do I:

Opening Hours (Mon-Fri):


Monday to Friday: 8.30am - 6.00pm &
6.30pm - 8.00pm  (pre booked appointments only)
Saturday: 9.00 - 12noon (pre booked appointments only)

Reception: 8.15am - 6.00pm

Telephone lines:

8.00am - 6.30pm


8.30am - 6.00pm

Phlebotomy (Blood Tests):

8.40am - 11.40am (transport of specimens to the lab limits the service times)

The Address:

40 North Road, Bourne, PE10 9BT

Galletly Practice

40 North Road,
Bourne, PE10 9BT