Carers Coffee Meeting
Whiteparish Surgery would like to invite you to our Carers Coffee Morning, on Saturday 21st February at 9.30am until 11.30am.
If you care for someone who relies on you, do join us for a free cup of coffee/tea and a piece of cake. This is a chance to discuss your experiences, to share your stories – good or bad – and to learn from each other.
Leaflets and information will be available.
RSVP by phone or advise one of our receptionists next time you come to the surgery.
We are delighted that this Gold Plus Award from Wiltshire Carers recognises the hard work of Kim and Annie in their continued efforts to support Carers in the community. If you are a patient of Whiteparish Surgery and care for your spouse, relative, friend or neighbour, and are not registered as a Carer, please contact the surgery to register your role and to obtain a "Carers Support" pack. The next Saturday Carers coffee morning is on Saturday 21st February from 09:30 to 11:30. Do come along and meet Kim and Annie to discuss your needs and to meet with other Carers for a relaxed few hours.
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?
Carers support groups
Finance and Law
Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.