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Carers

 

At Wymondham Medical Centre we are committed to identifying, helping and providing information for unpaid carers who help and support a family member or friend. If someone relies on you for help with daily living, you are a carer, and recognising that you have taken on this role, can help you to access services and support.

 

Please contact the Medical Centre to register as a Carer, you will need to complete a very simple form, or this can be done over the ‘phone by one of our understanding staff. We will then give you, or send to you a Carer’s Pack full of useful information, then, the fact that you are a carer will be recorded on your Medical Records.

 

There are many organisations in Norfolk, and indeed locally, providing services designed to make life easier for carers. We have produced our own Carer’s Support List with details of many local organisations/support Groups and have included this here .

Are You a Carer?

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

Carers UK                                                                      

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.Content Supplied by NHS Choices

  • 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
0300 123 1053
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.

  • Benefits for carers

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

  • Benefits for the person you care for

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

  • Death and benefits

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

  • Managing someone's legal affairs

    Advice for when carers find they have to take over the legal affairs of the person they are looking after

  • 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

  • Personal and household finance

    Advice on keeping a tight rein on household and personal finance for carers

  • Social fund


    Tax credits

  • Information on claiming tax credits and whether you might be eligible

  •  Norfolk helpline number For Carers Agency Partnership (CAP)

  • (9-5 Mon to Fri and 10-2 on Saturdays)
    0808 808 9876
    to provide information and advice, one to one support, support for groups, signposting, Grants, Befriending, Emotional support, short breaks.
    If you look after someone who is ill, frail, disabled, has a mental health problem or suffers from alcohol/drug misuse or if you know someone that does, the Carers Agency Partnership

     



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