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The surgery will be closed from 1pm to 5pm on Wednesday 4 September 2019 for training purposes. If you require a doctor urgently, please contact Out of Hours on 0300 123 5566.

 

Caring for Carers

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The practice recognises that caring for a friend or relative, whether formally or informally, occasionally presents its own problems. Please inform your doctor if you are a carer, so that he/she can help you obtain appropriate advice to enable you to deal with any problems encountered.

You should register with the Carers Outreach Service by telephoning 01248 370797, or e-mailing help@carersoutreach.org.uk , or by speaking to Angela or Catherine at the Practice.

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.

  • Caring for a parent

    Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home

  • 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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