Letter to show you are a carer

Adult carers, Parent carers, Young adult carers
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‘Someone Depends on Me’ Letter

Action for Carers Surrey recognised early on in the pandemic, that carers were having difficulties ‘proving’ their identity.

We therefore created a letter ‘Someone Depends on Me‘ for our registered carers to show that they were carers, and needed to accompany their loved one, for getting into hospitals and medical appointments, priority shopping access, travelling and other situations.

NHS Carer COVID identification letter

We are delighted that the government, working with the NHS and county councils has now recognised this need too, and there is now a standard letter being provided via carer organisations,

Therefore we are now providing this standard letter. It can be used in setting such as hospitals, shops or just out and about, to prove that you are a carer, and explain why your loved one needs you to be with them. Please note, that if you a carer and your presence brings the number of people in a group up to seven, that is permitted because of your caring role.

To request a letter

If you’d like an NHS Carer COVID identification letter made up for you, and your situation, please let us know. Get in touch with our Carer Information Centre on 0303 040 1234, email [email protected]

(NB, we are a charity supporting Surrey’s carers, and so we can only provide this for you if you are registered with us and live in Surrey. If you live elsewhere, please try your local carer support group.)