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Carers Information and Carers Direct

 

Are You a Carer?

If you are then please let us know - we like to register all our carers and can offer advice and support for your very demanding role. Please phone the surgery and ask to speak to Margaret Cobbold who is our Carer Administrator.

A new local service was launched on 1st October 2017 which you might find helpful - Carers Matter Norfolk. You can access support online, on the telephone or in person. Search in your area for a support group or attend one of the open access education and training events.

Did you know that Norfolk County Council can issue a Carer's Emergency Card to ensure that the person you care for can be looked after if you are caught up in an emergency, for more information please see the leaflet In My Place Carers Emergency Service and the following link to  Emergency Care.

Have you heard about the Herbert Protocol? this is a National scheme used by the Norfolk Police and other agencies, and encourages carers to compile useful information which could be used in the event of a vulnerable person living with dementia going missing. This form should be completed to record all vital details of the vulnerable person and either sent or handed to the police to reduce the time taken in gathering this information - Herbert Protocol Safe and Sound Form

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.

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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