RCGP Caring About Carers award 2014 Winners
Are you an unpaid carer?
You are an unpaid carer if you support a family member or friend who is ill, disabled, elderly, has poor mental health or misuses substances. The support you offer may be emotional or include shopping, cooking, dealing with medication, or attending medical appointments with the person you care for. The person you care for could live with you, in their own home, or even in residential care.
It is important that you let the practice know if you look after someone. You can be added to our practice ‘carer register’ and gain access to information and support, this includes access to our Carer Champions. Carer Champions are members of the practice staff who help with the identification of carers, act as a voice for carers within the practice andare a key point of contact for carer information.
Our Carer Champions are Diane Rowley and Jayne Daykin and are available for information on your caring role and appropriate signposting to services.
Carer Drop in Sessions are being held at Eastwood Primary Care Centre at the Church Street site on the following dates 2019:
25th April, 30th May, 27th June, 25th July, 29th August, 26th September, 31st October and 28th November
Please click on the links below
Broxtowe Community Useful Contacts and Social Groups for Carers
Eastwood Friendship and Support Group
a local group held monthly
Information for carers
A document providing consent to share health information with the carer
A monthly drop in carer session held at our Church Street site on the last Thursday of the month from 10am - 12pm or you can attend any of the other clinics in the county
Nottingham University Hospital Information for Carers - please click on the link below:
Eastwood Memory Café
A local, not for profit organisation, helping those affected by dementia and their carers to live well
More information click on the link below: