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Carers, The Homeless Clinic and our Gardening Club

Content Supplied by NHS Choices Are You a Carer?

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

Þ Did you know that you are eligible for a free carer’s health check and free flu vaccination?

 

Þ Are you aware that we have a representative from VAST on a Thursday afternoon; a social prescribing service that can help you to claim relevant benefits, or signpost you to services that may be of benefit to you?

Þ Did you know that we have a mental health

practitioner here who can help with your wellbeing and signpost you to further care?

 

There is a wealth of information on the NHS website about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.

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.

Finance and Law

Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.

  • Benefits for carers

    Directing carers to the benefits that can help them in their caring role

  • Benefits for the under-65s

    Advice and information on helping the person you look after get the benefits that they are entitled to.

    Benefits for the over-65s

    Advice and information on financial support for older people with a disability or illness.

  • Carer's Assement

    How your benefits maybe affected after the death of the person you look after and what happens to their benefits

  • Other benefits

    Advice for carers and the people they are looking after on claiming a whole host of other benefits unrelated to their disability or caring

The Homeless Clinic

Are you homeless and staying in the local area? we offer a walk in clinic on a Thursday afternoon between 2pm-6pm with a doctor, a nurse, benefits advice and mental health advice available. Just show up on a Thursday afternoon if you need this service. Please remember to register with the surgery beforehand. Please come to reception and ask for a registration form.

The Gardening Club

We need your help! we are looking for people to help us to cultivate our garden outside the surgery. Everyone welcome and refreshments will be provided. Every Thursday between 2.30pm and 4.30pm.

Gardening Group Poster

The gardening group is operated by the Young at Heart project, part of Father Hudson’s Care, in collaboration with Asda, the Probation Service, Co-op Funeralcare, My Community Matters and Harley Street Medical Centre. For more information, call Young at Heart on 01782 269990.



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