Carers Advice

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Carers Champion

 

It give me great pleasure to congratulate June Mason our carers Champion who has received the following letter from the Nottinghamshire Carers Association as a recognition of all her hard work over the years  

Good Afternoon,

At Nottinghamshire Carers Association and on behalf of Nottinghamshire County Council and the CCG, we want to acknowledge your practice’s commitment to carers by recognising that your practice is “A carer friendly practice.” The attached Carer friendly mark can be uploaded to your website, social media and added to any literature.  I’ve also attached a certificate for your practice for completing the Carer’s training.

We love to hear your stories of finding and supporting carers within your surgery and we will share your achievements with the media, Nottinghamshire County Council and the CCG, so please continue to share with us your stories as it helps highlight Carers.

Thank you again for your hard work with helping to identify carers.

Kind Regards

Nottinghamshire Carers Association. 

 

Carers UK

They’re here to make sure that no matter how complicated your query or your experience, you don’t have to care alone.

Telephone: 020 7378 4999

Website: www.carersuk.org

 

VIRTUAL Support Groups for Carers during Covid-19

Please see the attached leaflet for details 

VSG May 2021 Poster.pdf

Are you a Carer?

Are you a Carer?

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

You are an unpaid carer if you support a family member or friend who is ill, disabled, elderly, has poor mental health or misuses substances. You are a Young Carer if you are under 18 in this role. The support you offer may be emotional or include shopping, cooking, dealing with medication, or attend medical appointments with the person you care for.  The person you care for could live with you, in their own home, or even in residential care.

It is important that you let your medical practice know that you look after someone.  You can be added to the practice 'carer register' and gain to access to information and support, this includes access to a named Carer Champion.

A Carer Champion is a staff member at your practice who support carers. They are the key point of contact and the ‘voice’ for carers.

June Mason is the Practice's Carer Champion at Abbey medical Group

As a carer, you are also entitled to an annual flu vaccine and a health check.

You are also entitled to a Carers Assessment, you would need to contact the Nottinghamshire Carers Hub for this (details below).

Nottinghamshire Carers Association

Nottinghamshire Carers Association works with schools, health and social care professionals to raise awareness of Carers .

https://nottinghamshirecarers.co.uk/

We are supporting organisations to identify Carers and Young Carers and offer the best support possible. Contact Nottinghamshire Carers Association on info@nottinghamshirecarers.co.uk

Nottinghamshire Carers Hub

Carers Trust East Midlands provides timely, personalised information and support for Carers via the Nottinghamshire Carers Hub to make caring for a loved one easier.

Contact Nottinghamshire Carers Hub on:

0115 824 8824 Lines are open Monday to Friday, 9am until 5pm You can speak to an experienced support worker who will provide a personalised service that meets your individual needs.

email: hub@carerstrustem.org 

web: www.carerstrustem.org/hub 

Nottinghamshire County Council support for Carers

https://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/care/adult-social-care/carers/support-for-carers