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Carers Information (Local)

Carers Agent – Lauren 07494883579 E-mail  Lauren-carers@Somersetrcc.org.uk

Support service for unpaid carers. Supports carers with whatever support they need, they may feel isolated, need help with benefits, information regarding support groups or a chat to discuss their problems.

Lauren is working to help young carers transition to adult carers, this will start in the New Year (2019).

Young carers are offered support as above.

Lauren has organised Carers Support Groups at Redgate surgery between 10-12 the first Friday of every month.

Any referrals can be e-mailed to Lauren.

Content Supplied by NHS Choices

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

0300 123 1053

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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