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STOP PRESS


Special


Patient Association Meeting


Tuesday 6th march at 18.00hrs


 


To discuss the future plans for


The Riverside Practice


 


All patients are welcome


Carers Direct

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Are You a Carer?

If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you

CARER SUPPORT SERVICES - Local Support Group in March

Do you need information and advice? Are you living with a long term illness or disability, providing unpaid support to adult family members or friends who could not manage without your help or struggling with an age related condition? If you answer ‘yes’ to any of the above then why not come along to one of the locally run Adult Support Drop-ins, current dates and times are available at the library.

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.

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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