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Flu Vaccinations 2020: Book your appointment online now or use the NHS app www.nhs.uk/nhsapp or contact reception on 01245 347539. We expect very high demand this year so please book early. Please support the surgery and book with us. 

Flu Vaccination Age 50 - 64: Flu vaccinations will be made available to a wider cohort of patients this year, but this will not be before November 2020 and only after other groups have been vaccinated. This is in line with national guidance received, and will be dependant on stocks of vaccine. 

Carers

Are You a Carer?

Do you look after someone who is ill, frail, disabled or mentally ill?

We are interested in identifying carers, 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 a carer.

Caring for someone is an important and valuable role in the community, which is often a 24-hour job that can be very demanding and isolating for the carer.  Carers should receive appropriate support by way of access to accurate information on a range of topics such as entitlement to benefits and respite care and not least, a listening ear when things get too much.

If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you.

If you wish to discuss your situation as a Carer, please make an appointment with one of the healthcare team at Whitley House Surgery.

Action for Family Carers

This is a local charity which supports carers. The charity provides services to support both adult and young carers; this includes provision of respite Day Care. Please call them on 0300 7708090 or visit their website www.affc.org.uk for more information. Please click here to view information about this charity and others which support carers.

 Carers First

Supporting carers in Essex, Carers First is the commissioned service providing advice and support to adults in Essex who look after a relative or friend. To find out more telephone 0300 303 1555 or email referral@carersfirst.org.ukwww.carersfirst.org.uk/Essex

Young Carers

A young carer is someone under 18 who helps look after someone in their family or a friend who is ill, disabled or misuses drugs or alcohol. The Young Carers Service in Essex offers free personalised support to young carers and their families that will be developed with them around their need for help and the caring they do.  Families or young carers themselves can self-refer by emailing young.carers@essex.gov.uk

 NHS Choices Website

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.

 

Finance and Law

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



 
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