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Carers Direct

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Are You a Carer?

We take the health and wellbeing of our Carers very seriously - have you seen our Carers information wall located in Dr Vije's waiting area - this gives information on how to access support.

If you are a Carer and you have not informed the practice please inform one of our receptionists or the clinician you are seeing.  We will ask you to complete a form with your details, the person you are caring for will also be asked to complete a section of the form (if they are not able to do this please discuss this with the doctor)

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.

Contact Carers Direct

Telephone
03001231053
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.

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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