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Carers - Do you look after someone?

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Are You a Carer or do you look after someone that wouldn't necessarily be able to manage without your support?

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

The surgery offers annual health checks for carers and can signpost you to additional support if needed - we use an AWARD WINNING 'prescription' based service to access fast and efficient help for carers locally.

CARER ADVICE CLINICS at Sunny Meed

PHONE or FACE TO FACE appointments (for new carers):

SUZANNE LOCKYER is our "Carers Lead" and can help provide advice for anyone who may care for another. She offers pre-bookable advice clinics (phone or face to face) for anyone wishing to discuss being a carer and referral for support that is available through Action for Carers.

To book please contact reception or e-mail:       nwsccg.officesunnymeedsurgery@nhs.net

Action for Carers


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.


For more help and support please visit the Surrey Hub website

Surrey Hub

The Surrey Hubs are local centres that provide information and support to help people stay independent.

They are based in the heart of the community and are open and accessible to everyone.

Our teams of experienced volunteers provide a fast, efficient and knowledgeable information service.

The Hubs offer access to advice and signposting to services for disabled people, older people, carers and families.


There are many more resources available on our website that might be helpful to you as a carer, including links for:

  • OLDER ADULTS

  • PATIENTS WITH DISABILITIES

  • YOUNG CARER INFORMATION is found in 'YOUNG PATIENTS - children and teenagers' or via the link below 

     Young Carers  



 
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