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Carer's Link & Carer's Direct

Many people are responsible for caring for family members who are disabled or have chronic diseases.  We have a named team member who is our carer link, Evelyn McGuiness and she will be able to help you with information and support. If you are a carer or you care for someone, please contact our reception team so we can ensure this information is updated in your Medical Records.

Carers Helpline provide a local service, giving information, advice and support across Cheshire East and Cheshire West and Chester. Open Monday to Friday 10.00am until 4.00pm.           Contact: 0800 085 0307 for further information.


Carers Direct

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.
Online Enquiry Form
http://www.carersdirectenquiry.nhs.uk/

Carers support groups

Finance and Law

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



Noticeboard

Online Access to medical records

In line with government guidelines Handbridge Medical Centre is developing plans to enable patients to view and download a brief summary of their medical records by April 2015.  We will keep you informed as plans develop and let you know nearer the time how to access this service.  For more information on online access, please see the link below:

NHS England » Patient Online

 

 
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