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Carers Direct

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Are You a Carer?

Please let one of the receptionists or clinical members of staff know.  We may be able to offer you additional help and support.

What is a Carer?

A carer is anyone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support.

Slough Carers Support

Slough has a huge amount of support for Carers. You can access a wealth of information about Carers Support from the following link:   http://sloughcarerssupport.co.uk/ and you can download their leaflet from their website or direct through this link:   http://sloughcarerssupport.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/Carers-leaflet-Slough.pdf

You can contact them direct:

Slough Carers Support

Slough Carers Support offers local support and information for carers.
Telephone: 01753 303428
Email: sloughcarers@gmail.com

Carers Trust

There is also the national Carers Trust resources at:   https://carers.org/

Carers Trust is a major charity for, with and about carers. We work to improve support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems.

Other Carers Support

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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