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Saddleworth Carers Group

Saddleworth Carers Group for those with memory problems was founded by members of Saddleworth Medical Practice Patient Participation Group in January 2009. Since then it has grown in strength and the meetings are attended by both Carers and those they care for, who come to the group to relax, make friends and enjoy some lunch, usually soup and a sandwich.

The group meets two Fridays per month between 10am and 12noon at the Sacred Heart Church Hall in Uppermill. The sessions are shaped by the group, usually through discussion at the AGM in January, each year. Their aim is to socialise, go out on trips and hold informative, practical sessions at no cost to the members.

More information can be obtained from Dr Eamon O'Daly on 01457 810614.

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Carers on 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

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Finance and Law

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


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