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Both Ilchester Surgery and Buttercross Health Centre are closed on bank holidays. Call 111 for medical advice. Dial 999 if you have a medical emergency.

NEW JOINT WEBSITE! - From 31st Jan 2018, we are combining our Ilchester website and Buttercross website in to one, to make it easier to find information you need...

Carers Direct

Latest Carer Newsletters

Please click on the links below for the latest newsletters for carers:

Carers UK Somerset Newsletter

Somerset Neurological Alliance Newsletter

Alzheimer's Society - Devon & Somerset Newletter

 

Langport Memory Cafe

Lanport & Somerton Rotary Club are opening a Memory Cafe every Tuesday from 2.30 - 4.30 PM at The Angel, Bow Street, Langport commencing on Tue 11 Sep 12. This facility, for those with memory problems and their carers, will offer relevant activities, health professional input and refreshments. For more information, or to volunteer to help run the cafe, please contact: Sherrie-jane Jackson on 07917 202906 or e-mail sj@orchidlangport.co.uk

 

 

CARER REGISTRATION .Content Supplied by NHS Choices We offer additional support for those who care for another. Please ensure that you register as a carer by completing a carer registration form (available from reception). We have a member of staff who is designated as a Carer's Champion; also a patient  who is designated as a Patient Carer's Champion. In the near future we hope to have a telephone number available to contact the Patient Carer's Champion for advice and information.

Langport and Somerton Care Support Group meet in Langport on the 4th Wednesday of each month. Contact Langport Surgery (01458 250464) for further details. It is hoped that Somerton Surgery based carers will be able to meet in the new surgery when it is completed.

South Somerset Mind is offering a series of free workshops and support groups in Yeovil, starting in January 2012, for those who care for someone with a mental health issue. For further details: www.southsomersetmind.co.uk (01935 474875).

The South Somerset Healthcare Federation has lot of links to information for carers and people receiving care at http://www.sshf.org.uk/carers.php

 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.



 
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