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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 in Bedfordshire

Carers in Bedfordshire have a great deal of information on local services, they also organise carers events, social groups and activities for carers. Please visit their website or give them a call for lots of helpful information and contacts.

https://www.carersinbeds.org.uk

Tel - 0300 111 1919

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

Tel Helpline - 0300 666 9860

Email - infoandadvice@ageukcap.org.uk

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. Sample menus are available from their website, along with further information: http://www.cammsltduk.org/

Carers Handbook 2017

Please visit this website to access an online version of the latest Carers Handbook 2017. In there you will find lots of helpful information and contacts that you may find helpful or have a look at the information poster below

www.cpft.nhs.uk/carers

Carers Handbook Poster 2017

Coffee Pot Memory Café

The Coffee Pot Memory Cafe have regular events and lunches held throughout St Neots. They extend a welcome to all suffering from memory loss and their carers.

For more information call 01480 219925 or 472495, or click on the link: http://www.stneots-tc.gov.uk/event/coffee-pot-memory-cafe-events/

West Cambs Friendship Group

Located in Great Staughton Village Hall, the group meet every Monday from 9.30am to 3.00pm.

Contact Telephone numbers: Barbara Bishop tel: 01480 861319 or Mobile: 07851 427992, or Phil Yates tel: 01480 860616 or Mobile: 07801798611.

They provide a place for recreation, to meet and make friends in a social, caring and relaxed atmosphere, and also provide a hot lunch. The Friendship Club meets in the Village Hall, which has disabled facilities. Members are recommended to the Friendship Club by a request from themselves or their families, their GP or Social Services.

Dementia Action Alliance

Dementia Action Alliance brings together leading organisations across England committed to transforming health and social care outcomes for people affected by dementia. You can find out lots of information or become a part of the dementia group by clicking the link below.

http://www.dementiaaction.org.uk/local_alliances/17670_huntingdonshire_dementia_action_alliance

Huntingdon Volunteer Centre

Huntingdon Volunteer Centre recruit volunteers - matching personal skills and interests to the right volunteer opportunities - and to promote the benefits that volunteering brings to individuals and to the many charities and organisations in Huntingdonshire. 

huntingdon@huntsvc.org.uk / Tel: 01480 414766



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