Carers Count

Are You a Carer?

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. You can also register carer details via the online form below:

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.

Caroline Shamsee
Telephone 01484 689111

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.

Carers UK

They’re here to make sure that no matter how complicated your query or your experience, you don’t have to care alone.

Telephone: 020 7378 4999

Website: www.carersuk.org

NHS Links

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?

Finance and Law

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