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Carers Count

If you rely on the help of a

  • Partner
  • Relative
  • Friend
  • Neighbour

Or you provide care for the above. Please talk to reception make yourself known.

Carers Count makes sure that carers get the benefits and services they are entitled to.

Services Include:

  • Advocacy service
  • Group work / art therapy
  • Bereavement group (You do not need to be a carer to access this group)
  • Training courses
  • Help in planning for the future
  • Tea / coffee meetings

For further advice / information or to register as a Carer please contact Oaklands Health Centre Carers Count Champion. The person you care for does not need to be registered with us.

Michelle Blackburn
Telephone 01484 691360
email: michelle.blackburn@gp-b85610.nhs.uk

Or speak with one of our receptionists.

You can contact Carers Count direct on 0300 012 0231.

Or click on the link below to visit their website:
http://www.carerscount.org.uk/

Please look at Oaklands Health Centres Carers board in our waiting room, we have regular updates.

Content Supplied by NHS Choices

Are You a Carer?

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

Free online course - Ageing Well: Falls

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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