Carers Direct

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Are You a Carer?

Cares are someone who looks after an ill, frail or disabled family member, friend or partner.  You maynot realise what an impact it has on your own life and just some help and advice when you need it could make all the difference to you.

We work closely with our local Carers' Support Centre Tel: 01652 650585

Carers Support Centre

Carers Update October 2020

To read Caring Newsletter please click link below:

Caring News October 2020

A representative attends Riverside Surgery once a month to give you help and advice.

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.

  • 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 that 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

0808 802 0202
Helpline Information
Office Hours
Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.

Finance and Law

Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance, and understanding the legal issues of caring.

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