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Carers Direct

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Are You a Carer? Can our Carers Champion help you and your family?

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

Did you know that if you are a carer we can provide you with a free seasonal influenza vaccination and also a carers health check.  After all we have to look after you so that you can look after your loved ones.

We starting a "Carers Coffee Morning" here at the surgery.  If you or anyone you know may benefit from the support of our Carer Champion with regard to signposting to other services or information, or you would just like to come along for an hour of brief respite, this may be the place for you.  Please email ncccg.adminmapperleyparkmc@nhs.net to let us know you are interested.

Our first carers coffee morning is planned for Thursday the 16th May 2019 - 11am to 12.30pm.  This will be our first one, so please do come along.  We will discuss with you how we can best support you and what you would like the format of these coffee mornings to take as we go forward.

There is a wealth of information on the NHS website about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.

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.

Finance and Law

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

  • Benefits for carers

    Directing carers to the benefits that can help them in their caring role

  • Benefits for the under-65s

    Advice and information on helping the person you look after get the benefits that they are entitled to.

    Benefits for the over-65s

    Advice and information on financial support for older people with a disability or illness.

  • Carer's Assement

    How your benefits maybe affected after the death of the person you look after and what happens to their benefits

  • Other benefits

    Advice for carers and the people they are looking after on claiming a whole host of other benefits unrelated to their disability or caring



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