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Carers Direct

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The Orchard Partnership Carers Update 2015-16

 

The Orchard Partnership are very proud of the progress we have made over the past year in trying to recognise our local carers. These people are a tremendously important part of our community and are much valued by everyone.

CARERS AWARD

We are very proud to have been awarded a GOLD PLUS AWARD from the Wiltshire Investors in Carers GP Accreditation Scheme for our work with Carers for 2015-2016.

Update on Carer Support 2014

Cherry Orchard Surgery Carer's Meeting

 

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 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

Carer Support Wiltshire
Tel 0800 1814118
www.carersinwiltshire.co.uk

Young Carers

 

SPURGEONS

Phone 01225 701820

Website www.spurgeons.org/spurgeonsyoungcarersinwiltshire

 

Or alternatively contact Youth Action WIltshire

Tel 01380 720671
enquiries@youthactionwiltshire.org

Finance and Law

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



 
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