Almondsbury Surgery have just been awarded ‘silver’ by the Carers Support Centre.
If you provide help and support to a partner, relative, child, friend or neighbour who could not manage without your help due to physical or mental illness, disability, frailty or addiction, then you may be a carer.
Anyone can become a carer – children, parents, daughters, sons, spouses, partners and friends. Many people don’t think of themselves as carers; they just look after someone close to them. Caring often just happens to you, as you find that someone close to you gradually needs more help.
At Almondsbury Surgery we have a range of leaflets available, conveniently located in a single section in the waiting room which may help including:
– Support for you
– Hospital carers liaison service
– Young carers
– Juggling work and caring
– Bristol parent carers
The Carers Support Centre – can advise on any financial help you or the person you look after may be entitled to. There are also carers groups that meet regularly to share practical ideas and friendship.
A carers assessment questionnaire is a good starting point so call the Carers Line on 0117 965 2200 (confidential) Open 10am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm (Monday – Thursday) 10am – 1pm (Friday).
Click on the link below to access their website (Carers Registration form also attached):
Your own health is as important as the health of the person you care for. We want to be able to do all we can to help you to stay as fit and healthy as possible.
As a Practice we offer the following:
• Register of carers – Please register yourself as a carer at reception or you can discuss with your GP.
• Clinics with Neil McIntosh from the Carers Support Centre will start on Wednesday 18th July 2018. This is a new service for us and we will advertise more details as soon as available.
• A carers information pack that can be collected from reception.
• Free Flu Vaccinations for carers – our main flu clinic will be on 6 Oct 2018 9am – 12noon at the village hall in Almondsbury. Appointments at the surgery will be advertised after that date.
• Aged 40 – 74? Find out about our FREE NHS Health check which can help you to reduce risks and make sure that you stay healthy. Carers do a vital job within our community and we are committed to supporting you.