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Carers

If you’re a Carer who helps and supports someone who can’t manage on their own, we want to ensure YOU get all the support YOU need.

To be able to do this, we need to know certain facts about your caring situation 

Please complete the carers form and hand it to our Receptionist.

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If you are agreeable, we will pass your details to the Carers Service, a countywide organisation providing relevant information and advice, local support services, newsletter and telephone linkline for carers.

 With your permission,  we will also refer you to have your needs assessed by Adult Care Services.  This is called a Carers’ Needs Assessment.

 There is no charge for this, and it’s your chance to discuss your role as a Carer and what help you may need to:

  • Support you as a Carer
  • Maintain your own health
  • Balance caring with other aspects of your life, like work and family, looking at both your current and future needs.

Carers Direct

Content Supplied by NHS Choices There is a wealth of information on NHS Choices about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.

           If you are living with dementia or caring for someone with dementia, the Alzheimers society provides              information and support

 

  • Telling people

    Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you're a carer is important so they understand and can support you.

  • Taking a break

    Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it's essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.

  • Housing and carers

    Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?

Contact Carers Direct

Telephone
0808 802 0202
Helpline Information
http://www.nhs.uk/carersdirect/carerslives/updates/pages/carersdirecthelpline.aspx
Email
CarersDirect@nhschoices.nhs.uk
Office Hours
Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.
Online Enquiry Form
http://www.carersdirectenquiry.nhs.uk/

Carers support groups

Finance and Law

Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.

 



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