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We are delighted to say we have achieved a Platinum Award for supporting Carers within our Community. 

Do you Care for Someone?

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Are You a Carer?  Do you look after someone who is dependant on you?

If you are a Carer, please let us know - we may be able to help you or you may like to contact Carer Support Wiltshire on 0800 181 4118 or through www.carersinwiltshire.co.uk.

Ramsbury and Wanborough Surgery has been awarded the Platinum Carers Award in recognition of the outstanding services and support provided to Carers. This is a combined award from Wiltshire Investors in Carers and Carers Support Wiltshire.  We offer "flexible" appointments for people who are Carers to try to make it easier for you to visit your GP/Nurse.

Carer Support Wiltshire offer specialist support workers who provide confidential information and advice about caring matters and one to one support. 

An exciting new website and online community for young adult carers has gone live. YACbook is a safe space for young people to find information, advice and links to support. Topics and resources include mental health support, building your confidence, studying and employment. Read all about it here.

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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