An unpaid carer is someone who looks after a family member or friend with a health condition. That can mean helping them with personal tasks like washing or dressing, helping them with mobility or managing around the home, providing emotional support or just keeping an eye on them.

Being registered as a carer with your GP surgery means that your doctor will know that you are looking after someone and be aware of how this may impact your health and well-being. You might be invited to have a flu jab, health checks or be given flexible appointments. To register as a carer, please complete our Register a Carer form.


SIGNAL provides free signposting, information, guidance, networking, advice and learning to all unpaid (non-professional) carers who care for someone in Windsor, Ascot & Maidenhead. SIGNAL is run by The Ark Trust Ltd. and is funded by The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead (RBWM) and Windsor, Ascot and Maidenhead Clinical Commissioning Group (WAM CCG).

The Ark Trust works with people with disabilities and/ or long-term conditions, with carers of people with disabilities and/ or long term conditions and with young people who are not in education, employment or training. Visit or call 01628 947974.