ARE YOU A CARER?

Let us know if you are a Carer - we may be able to help you. We recomend you also visit the Support Organisations page, for more information and links that you may find useful.

 

Request support from our Social Prescriber

A social prescriber can signpost or help link you to:

  • Local volunteer services that can help with shopping, picking up prescriptions and emotional support
  • Services dedicated to helping with mental health and befriending
  • Help with caring for someone or help with caring for yourself, private or funded
  • Benefits you might be entitled to
  • Transport and mobility aids

If you are a patient, or carer of a patient, who is registered at Park and St Francis Surgery and would like to talk to our Social Prescriber, please contact the surgery.

 

Information for Carers

The Carers Trust  provides information and advice on its website for carers, including how to get support for yourself.

Carers UK is a national charity for carers, providing information and advice from benefits to practical support.

Carers together is a "carer-led" charity that offers support to unpaid carers living anywhere in Hampshire. They are able to provide carers with useful information, give advocacy support, run carer support groups, provide training for carers and can give advice on Direct Payments, support planning and planning for emergencies. 

 

Carers Direct

There is a wealth of information on the NHS website for carers, below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful. link

Contact Carers Direct - telephone 0808 802 0202

Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines, see the website for further information

e-mail: CarersDirect@nhschoices.nhs.uk

 

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 Assessment

    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

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