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Information for Carers


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Are You a Carer?

If you provide unpaid help or support to a relative, partner, friend or neighbour who could not manage without you, then you are a carer.

Recognising yourself as a carer can be the gateway to getting a range of help and support to allow you to continue your caring role. The team at Glendale Medical Centre is passionate about ensuring all carers get the help and support they need. 

Carers are at a much higher risk of becoming ill themselves and your GP can help keep you fit and well by recognising the effects caring can have on your health, such as depression, stress, high blood pressure or back pain.

Did you know that as a carer you are entitled to a free flu vaccination? Please speak to reception to book this 

We will do our best to be flexible with appointment times to accommodate your caring situation.

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

Please take a look at out carers leaflet below for further information.

 Information for Carers


Hillingdon Carers

We work closely with Hillingdon Carers - a group of charities improving support for carers in Hillingdon. Hillingdon Carers

They can offer:

Information and Advice

Expert Welfare Benefit advice

Help with form filling

Assistance in accessing Social Services support

 

Health and Wellbeing

Relaxation sessions and weekly exercise or yoga

Counselling and emotional support

Training for carers

Arts for carers course

 

Young Carers Services (5-17 years)

1-1 emotional support

Young Carer Clubs across the borough

For more information please contact Hillingdon Carers:

Telephone: 01895 811206

Email: office@hillingdoncarers.org.uk

Website: www.hillingdoncarers.org.uk


NHS Information for Carers

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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