Next Carers Coffee Morning!
Saturday 6th February 9.30am – 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.
RSVP by phone or advise one of our receptionists next time you come to the surgery.
The Gold Plus Certificate has been awarded by Wiltshire Investors in Carers in recognition of the outstanding services and support provided to carers by Whiteparish Surgery. We are very proud to have achieved the highest possible accolade.
If you help someone with their day to day living please let yourself be known to us and we will register you as a carer. We can then, if you wish, register you with the Carers groups either in Wiltshire or Hampshire. They can assist you with any problems that may occur in your caring role.
At the Surgery we hold regular Coffee Mornings on a Saturday, which are very well attended and are a fantastic way to share your experiences with other carers and to obtain useful information from our invited guests.
As a carer you will be offered a yearly flu jab. We also hold regular carers health checks so we can help you to stay well, with the opportunity to speak to a Care Worker one-to-one after the appointment with the nurse.
There are many advantages in registering as a carer. For further information please ask to speak to Kim Munro - Carers Lead.
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.
Carers in Wiltshire
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.