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Carers

 

Are you a carer?

 

You are a carer if you provide help and support, unpaid, to a family member, friend or neighbour who would otherwise not be able to manage.

The person you care for may have a physical or learning disability, dementia, mental health problems, may misuse drugs or alcohol or may be ill or frail.

The person may live with you or elsewhere, may be an adult or a child but if they rely on you for support, then you are a carer.

Anyone can become a carer: Carers come from all walks of life, all cultures and can be of any age.

 

Benefits of Registering as a Carer at your GP Surgery

We as a practice are dedicated to offering you as much help & support as needed & we work very closely with Carers in Herts in order to achieve this.

Once registered as a carer we can offer you if required:

  • New for 2017- Community Navigator sessions aimed at helping carers access services & support - please ring the surgery for latest session dates & times 

  • Flexible Appointments

  • Flu vaccination (at a time to suit)

  • Carer Heath Checks

  • Information & Support

  • Referral to Carers in Herts

  • Carers' questionnaires

    • For further information please contact Dr C Knowlden, Kings Langley Surgery, Carers Champion – Tel: 01923 261035

    Herts Valleys CCG is doing all it can to help carers.

    You can see more information at:

    http://hertsvalleysccg.nhs.uk/your-health-and-services/carers

    Content Supplied by NHS Choices

    There is also 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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