Are You a Carer?
If you rely on the help of a
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.
- 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.
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:
Please look at Oaklands Health Centres Carers board in our waiting room, we have regular updates.
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.
- Benefits for carers
Directing carers to the benefits that can help them in their caring role
- Benefits for the person you care for
Advice and information on helping the person you look after get the benefits that they are entitled to
- Death and benefits
How your benefits maybe affected after the death of the person you look after and what happens to their benefits
- Managing someone's legal affairs
Advice for when carers find they have to take over the legal affairs of the person they are looking after
- Other benefits
Advice for carers and the people they are looking after on claiming a whole host of other benefits unrelated to their disability or caring
- Personal and household finance
Advice on keeping a tight rein on household and personal finance for carers
- Social fund
- Tax credits
Information on claiming tax credits and whether you might be eligible