Carers, The Homeless Clinic and our Gardening Club

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Are You a Carer?

Do you look after someone due to age, illness, disability or addiction? if the answer is YES then you are a carer.

Please let us know so that you are recognised for your caring role and added to our GP carers register.

Find out what support is available to you from the North Staffs Carers association.

Carers First 01782 793100


Þ Did you know that you are eligible for a free carer’s health check and free flu/covid 19 vaccination?


Þ Are you aware that we provide a social prescribing service that can help you to claim relevant benefits, or signpost you to services that may be of benefit to you?

The Carers Hub

Did you know PeoplePlus have a range of fully funded online courses to see you through the latest Lockdown and there are available to you, your friends and your family.
The courses give you the freedom to study what, when and where you like. And you can study for free!
There really has never been a better time for you to learn something new – either for personal interest, to support you in your caring role or to help find a job or progress in your career.
All completion of the course you will receive a Level 2 accredited certification.

Our Distance Learning courses are ideal for you if:
• You are 19-years-old or over
• You are a resident in Stoke and Staffordshire
• You can commit to studying for a period of up to four months, meeting regular coursework deadlines throughout this time

Carers Newsletter March 2021

Whats on in March 2021

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March 2021

In line with correspondence sent from local authorities today, we’d like to take this opportunity to update you on the pending changes to the current Carers Hub service in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire. 

We have been fortunate to hold our current contract for over 5 years and during this time have been inspired and humbled by you, our carers and the fantastic work you do every single day. However, it is now time for a change and therefore we wanted to make sure you were all updated as to the way forward from the beginning of April. Please visit our website
 to find full details of the change in services.

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

0808 802 0202
Helpline Information
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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