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Carers

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Local Hub for Carers

All local carers are invited to come along to the new Carers' Hub which taked place from 09:30 - 13:30 every month at Monteagle Community Hall, Yateley. Those who are cared for are also warmly welcomed.

Come along and meet other carers in the area, access other organisations and professionals, support and information. For more information call 01264 835246/835205, email info@carercentre.com or just pop along!

For more information click here.

Are You a Carer?

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

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.


Carers - Privacy Notice


The surgery keeps detailed medical records on all our patients, and that includes storing information about carers, next of kin, emergency contacts, those authorised to collect prescriptions on the patient's behalf, etc (and often that is all the same individual).

If we do store information about you as a carer, in the GP record of the person that you are a carer for:

  • We store the minimum information necessary, usually your name, contact numbers/email, and relationship to the patient
  • We will always strive to obtain the consent of the individual before doing so
  • We will always strive to obtain your consent - if possible - before adding your details to that person's GP record
  • You (or the individual) can always ask us to remove that information at any time
  • We never pass your information on to third parties, except when permitted by law, or in an emergency situation (especially if you are an "emergency contact")



 
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