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Carers Information Site

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:-

www.lancashire.gov.uk/corporate/questionnaires/runQuestionnaire.asp?qid=562125

 

Carers Central - Putting Carers First.  For more information on this service please visit:-

http://www.carerscentral.org.uk/newsletters/

 

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:-

Content Supplied by NHS Choices 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.
Online Enquiry Form
http://www.carersdirectenquiry.nhs.uk/

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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