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Carers Information

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Are You a Carer?

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

Carers in Hertfordshire

The practice works with carers in Hertfordshire to support any patients who have caring responsibilities for someone. This includes parents of children with learning or physical disabilities. We recognize that caring for someone is an important and valuable role. We know it can be a 24-hour a day job and can be demanding and isolating. We believe carers should receive support by way of access to:

  • Accurate information, for example benefits and grants
  • Practical help, for example equipment and taking a break
  • A listening ear when things get too much.

So please let us know if you are caring for someone, so that we, via our patient liaison officer and Carers in Herts can offer you the appropriate support.

Link: Carers in Herts

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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