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Carers

Cake Sale 13th-14th June

Thank you to all those that bought and donated towards our cake sale.  Almost £200 was raised for our carers.  Thank you to Joan Manning (Patient Participation Group Chair) and Kirsty Moore for organising.

Who is your Champion?

Dr Kirsty Moore is your Carers’ Champion.  A Carers' Champion is someone who supports with the identification of carers and acts as a voice for carers, and is the key point of contact for carer information. 

Manor View strives to ensure we give our carers a good service – for example health checks, flu jabs and flexible appointments.  We will continue to work towards improving things by raising awareness and making the practice as carer friendly as possible.

We recommend any of our patients that are carers to book a double appointment with any GP for an annual “carers’ health check”, to discuss general health and any unmet needs that we may be able to assist with, medically or otherwise.

Please also check out our Carers' noticeboard in our reception waiting area next time you're at the Practice, which provides information for Carers.

If you are also aware of anyone that is a patient at Manor View Practice and is a carer then please ask them to let us know so they can benefit too.

We also review our carers' register regularly to make sure it is up to date, however if you are a carer, or, no longer a carer, and do not think we are aware of this, please could you let us know.

Manor View also works with Carers in Hertfordshire

We are interested in identifying carers, those people who may have caring responsibilities for someone who is ill, disabled or elderly, especially those people who may be caring without help or support. We know that carers are often "hidden" looking after a family member or helping a friend or neighbour with day-to-day tasks and may not see themselves as carers. If this is you, please complete the Carers form today!  The form is available at reception, or by post. Please ask one of the reception team for further help.

Carers' Fridays

On the last Friday of every month, Joan Manning representing Carers in Hertfordshire will be available between 9.30am and 12.30pm with advice on what help and information is available for Carers.   Please feel free to come along.  If you want a longer chat please let us know what time would be best.   You can contact us on mvppg1@gmail.com leaving a telephone number or leave a message at Reception.

 

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.

Carers support groups

Finance and Law

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



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