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Carers/Chaperones

A carer is someone of any age who provides unpaid support to family or friends who could not manage without this help. This could be caring for a relative, partner or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or substance misuse problems.

Carers may even be juggling paid work with their unpaid caring responsibilities at home. The term carer should not be confused with a care worker, or care assistant, who receives payment for looking after someone.

If you are a carer, your local Carers’ Centre may be able to help make things easier for you. Each centre delivers a wide range of local support services to meet the needs of carers in its community. These range from support services catered to the carer, the needs of the person you care for and the services your council may provide.

Carers have different needs and centres can assist you in information regarding health issues, entitlements, mobility, grants for holidays, equipment and support.

The practice holds a carers register and it is important that we keep this up to date If you are a carer or you know someone in this situation please inform the practice by completing this Carer Form, calling 01926 859955 or write to us at the surgery address.

Carers Centres

Contact us  

SOUTH WARWICKSHIRE

Tel: 01926 493207

COVENTRY                                                   

Tel: 02476 632 972 (Coventry)

Fax: 02476 837 082

contactus@coventrycarers.org.uk

www.coventrycarers.org.uk

Address:

3 City Arcade

Coventry , Warwickshire CV1 3HX

 

SOLIHULL

Tel: 0121 788 1143

Fax: 0121 788 1143

centre@solihullcarers.org

Address:

TS one, Pine Wood Business Park

Coleshill Road

Solihull , BirminghamB37 7HG

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Are You a Carer?

If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you            Content Supplied by NHS Choices

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.

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CHAPERONES

Should you wish to have a chaperone present whilst seeing your health care professional please enquire at reception when booking your appointment.

You can also get more information by reading our Chaperone Policy

 



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