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Carers

 

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Are You a Carer?

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

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?

To register as a Carer you can either collect a registration form at reception or alternatively click on the link below to download a registration form; print it off; fill it in and then return the form to reception:

Carer Registration Form.pdf

 

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.

Local Carer's Champion

The job of the locals Carer's champion is
  • To be a contact point for carers in the surgery;
  • To maintain a Carers' notice board in the surgery;
  • To champion carers' issues in the practice; and
  • To encourage carers to register on their practice's Carers' Register.
Our Local Carer's Champion is Marie Withers and she can be contacted through the surgery.

Carers support groups

 

Carers Support Schemes within Surrey can provide FREE independent information, advice and support for Carers. For more information visit the Action for Carers website by clicking on the link below which would enable you to get access to some of the free services available in Surrey.

http://www.actionforcarers.org.uk/

 action for carers

Finance and Law

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

 

  • Tax credits

    Information on claiming tax credits and whether you might be eligible

 



 
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