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Carer information

 

Are You a Carer?

If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you.

We have a dedicated carer's Champion - Lyn Melvin - who can help if you have any queries.

Do you need help with non clinical issues?

We offer appointments with our Community Navigator, Alan Gonzales - please see Community navigator tab in clinics and services for more information.

The following websites has lots of very useful information for carers in this area.

 http://www.carersinherts.org.uk/   tel 01992 58 69 69

www.carers.org  tel 08448004361

herts help - tel 0300 123 4044

Breakaway for carers  - voluntary sitting service   01442 454 280

Products to assist patients and carers with dementia or memory loss   www.unforgettable.org

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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