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Are You A Carer (looking after someone) or being Cared for?

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If you are please contact the surgery on 01902 639000 or in person, this will enable us to give you more information and hi-light either that you are a "Carer or being Cared for " onto the relevant patients medical records.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            You can also download our carer’s pack that enables you to register yourself as a carer with the surgery and also has some useful contact numbers, leaflets and e-mail addresses.  When the form is completed you can either e-mail it back to us on our surgery email- Lockfield.surgery@nhs.net  or hand in at reception.

 

ARE YOU A CARER AND LIVING UNDER WALSALL?           

If so please check out some of the information we have that may help you:  

Carers Pack Walsall

Services for Carers

Are You A Carer Walsall?

http://walsallcarers.org/ 

Contact number for Walsall carer’s office-

Telephone: 01922 610810 (office)
01922 636663 (helpline)  

E-mail: contact@walsallcarers.org

 

 


ARE YOU A CARER AND LIVING UNDER WOLVERHAMPTON?  

If so please check out some of the information we have that may help you:          

Find out about the services on offer for carers living in Wolverhampton by contacting the Carer Support Team.

Telephone: 01902 553409
E-mail: 
carer.support@wolverhampton.gov.uk

Websitewww.wolverhampton.gov.uk/carers

 

Carers Pack Wolverhampton

Wolverhampton Carer Support

Emergency Card Application


Young Carers

Who is a young Carer?

A child or young person under the age 18 who provides regular and ongoing care and emotional support to a family member who is physically or mentally disabled or misuses substances.   

https://go.walsall.gov.uk/children_and_young_people/early_help/early_help_for_professionals/young_carers 

https://walsallcarers.org/young-carers/    

Young Carers Project  _ This leaflet gives Information for Young Carers and their families


CARERS UK

What CARERS UK do

Carers UK makes life better for carers.

Caring will affect us all at some point in our lives. We'll be here for you when that happens. With your help, we can be there for the 6,000 people who start looking after someone each day.

We give expert advice, information and support.

Caring can be extremely complicated. The maze of rights and entitlements can be complicated. Filling in paperwork can be complicated. Getting a break can be complicated. Our feelings about caring can certainly be complicated.

We're here to make sure that no matter how complicated your query or your experience, you don't have to care alone. 

Our expert telephone advice and support service is here if you want to talk about caring. If you're looking for answers, our online information and support is the best place to start.

https://www.carersuk.org/home

https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advice

https://www.carersuk.org/about-us/contact-us


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?

Finance and Law

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



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