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Carers Direct

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A huge congratulations to Kim (receptionist) and Justine (healthcare assistant) on receiving a Gold Award at the annual GP accreditation ceremony, June 2013.

Their work in providing a support network for carers in the community has been deservedly recognised as of the highest national standard.

Are You a Carer?

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.

 

         Wiltshire Online networking - If you don't want to complete an on-line

         registration form, please print this  Carer support Wiltshire referral form and post

         or hand into our Receptionist during your next visit to the Surgery.

         Carers Support South Wilts which is part of Carers Support Wiltshire

         Their address is 15 New Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP1 2PH and  the

         phone number 01722 322746 or Independant Living centre St George's 

         Road Semmington Trowbridge BA14 6JQ   http://www.carersinwiltshire.co.uk/

         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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