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Carers

Gillian, Health Project Support Worker

My name is Gillian, and I’m a Support Worker with West Cumbria Carers. I’m working alongside GP Surgeries to help identify and support Carers. Learn more about Gillian's work

West Cumbria Carers

The West Cumbria Carers website is designed to provide information and support to Carers, as well as friends and family who are supporting Carers.  Find out more


NHS Carers Direct

Content Supplied by NHS Choices 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.
Online Enquiry Form
http://www.carersdirectenquiry.nhs.uk/

Carers support groups

Finance and Law

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



Noticeboard

TO OUR PATIENTS

The practice has been advertising for replacement GPs for over 18 months with no success, this is a problem nationally and country wide, but particularly her in Millom due to the current environment and additional duties required such as urgent and emergency care.

The premises are not fit for purpose and are not compliant with health and safety regulations and will fail inspections, therefore with the support of our colleagues in the CCG, Partnership Trust and NHS England we will be moving into an area in the hospital, which will become the GP Medical Practice.

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PLEASE NOTE: For one afternoon per month we focus on staff development and training, and during this time the surgery will be closed. If you require medical assistance during this time please dial 03000 247 247.  Below is a list of planned afternoon closure dates, the surgery closes at 13:00:

Thursday 19th June

Tuesday 15th July

Tuesday 16th September

Wednesday 15th October

Tuesday 11th November

  CARERS

The surgery works closely with West Cumbria Carers and Gillian the support worker - if you would like more information, please ask any member of the surgery team

SHARED RECORDS

Improving your care

Health services in Furness are introducing 'shared records'. Shared records allow health professionals to share some limited information from your medical records with other health services that provide you with care. For more information please pick up a 'changes to your medical records' leaflet from the surgery. more information is also available at www.cumbria.nhs.uk

 

 
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