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Carers

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Are You a Carer?

If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you. When completing the carers registration form please contact the surgery if you wish to have your details passed on to the Herefordshire Carers Support Service and/or a referral to Adult Care Services for a Carer's Needs Assessment.

The Marches Surgery - Carers Policy

The Marches Surgery - Carers Identification and Referral Form

Herefordshire Carers Support is a registered charity providing practical support and advice to the carer community in the county. Click here to access their website for further details.

St Michael's Hospice is a local hospice providing various support and care for members of the community with life limiting illnesses. Click here to access their website for further details.

Crossroads Care Forest of Dean & Herefordshire Care Scheme is part of a national organisation that provides help and support to Carers across England, Scotland and Wales. Crossroads supports people who care for a person needing twenty four hour support and supervision at home, by providing an often much needed opportunity for a break. Click here to access their website for further details.

Carers UK is a charity set up to help the millions of people who look after an older, disabled or seriously ill family member or friend. Click here to access their website for further details.

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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