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Carers

 

Further to the initial roll out of Carers Health & Wellbeing Checks across eight GP practices in Plymouth, Roborough surgery being one of them, the Northern, Eastern and Western Devon Clinical Commissioning Group have put together a survey to try and identify hidden and isolated carers across the city.  They are hoping this will raise awareness to those who look after their loved ones and make them realise that they too are carers and are entitled to the support that is available to unpaid carers in Plymouth. 
 
It would also help our practice to identify those carers who are unknown to us and possibly don't look after themselves as much as they look after those they care for.  
 
We would appreciate it if you could take the time to complete the survey by clicking on the link below:
 
 

Are You a Carer?                                                                            Content Supplied by NHS Choices 

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?

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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