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Advice for Carers

   

Are You a Carer?

'A carer spends a significant proportion of their life providing unpaid support to family or potentially friends. This could be caring for a relative, partner or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or substance misuse problems'.

Does this describe you? If so, its really important that you look after your own health and wellbeing too. This page can help you find support and advice on many subjects

Family Carers Prescription

A carers prescription will give you access to specialist workers at Carers Trust Cambridgeshire who will discuss options available to you.

This is a free service for family and carers of any age and is available in this Surgery from our GPs. All you need to do is speak to a Doctor here at the surgery, this can be over the phone or face to face. The doctor will send the prescription to Carers Trust and they will contact you directly.

They can provide an urgent need service and also can help arrange for you to have a break when its needed.

Please visit their website where there are many useful links, or you can speak to someone on the phone for further information on services they can provide

Website - www.carerstrustcambridgeshire.org

Email - care@carerstrustcambridgeshire.org

Tel - 01480 499055 for information and advice

Carers UK - Jointly

Jointly is a new innovative mobile and online app to help you coordinate care while looking after a loved one. It makes organising and sharing care much simpler with one central place to store and share information. Please click on the leaflet below for more information or visit their website below.

You can also visit Carers UK website below for lots of information regarding care and support.

Jointly Leaflet

Jointly website -  https://www.jointlyapp.com/#welcome

Carers UK website - https://www.carersuk.org/

Age UK

'We know that growing older doesn't come with a manual. That's why we provide free information and advice to help you on topics as diverse as claiming benefits to care homes'

Age UK can help with advice on many aspects of Money matters, Care, Health and Housing. Please visit their website below or give them a call for further advice

Website - www.ageuk.org.uk

Tel - 0800 678 1174 for information and advice

Cambridge and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust

CPFT can provide you with information and support. Please visit their website below or have a look at their carers handbook for practical advice.

Website - http://www.cpft.nhs.uk/carers

Carers handbook 2017 - http://www.cpft.nhs.uk/Downloads/DVD-Documents/Carers/Carers%20handbook%20-%20final%20low%20res%2006.06.17.pdf

NHS Choices

NHS Choices can also provide you with a guide to care and support

Website - www.nhs.uk/Conditions/social-care-and-support-guide/Pages/what-is-social-care.aspx

Camms Meals on wheels

If you struggle to cook meals for yourself, this is a great way of ensuring you can have access a good meal every day. Take a look at their sample menus on their website and to find out further information.

Website - http://www.cammsltduk.org/



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