Penwortham Carers Group:- Established in October 2015 by St Fillans Medical Centre. The group meet monthly at Galloway Home in Howick, on the first Friday of a month between 11am - 1pm. Friendships have been made and helpful advice and support given with the help of Lancashire Wellbeing Services. If you are a Carer or have been a Carer, come along for an informal chat over coffee and biscuits. We are a friendly, small group and welcome new members. For more information contact the surgery.
Carers Week website:- http://www.carersweek.org/
National Carers Association website:- www.nationalcareassociation.org.uk
The Lancashire Multi-Agency Carers Strategy have commissioned an on-line survey for carers to help identify what is and isn’t working well for carers in terms of having a break from their caring role.
Please can you fill in the attached survey - closing date intended to be the end of November. Please click on the link below to complete the questionnaire:-
Carers Central - Putting Carers First. For more information on this service please visit:-
Carers Central, 28 Church Street, Preston, PR1 3BQ
Office Open Hours:- Monday 11am - 3pm
Tuesday 11am - 3pm
Wednesday 11am - 3pm
Thursday 11am - 2pm
Friday - closed all day
Appointments only outside3 of these hours - Call the Helpline on 01772 200173
Other useful information 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?
Carers support groups
Finance and Law
Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.