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Carers Support

Are You a Carer?

Do you support or care for a friend or family member who could not manage without your support? If you have caring responsibilities please let us know. you can click here or tell a GP or any of the team at the practice you can also telephone and ask to speak to our Carers Champion Bev Ravey. 

If you tell us you are a carer we can record this on your medical records. We will be able to offer more tailored advice and, if necessary, provide more support when we diagnose and treat you in the future.

We understand carers may be under additional pressure at times. There are many places you can get support. You are not alone.

Oldham Carers Service

Oldham Cares service offer a range of free support and services available to unpaid carers.

Including:

  • Carers Assessments
  • Information and referrals to social care services and other support providers
  • One-to-one practical and emotional support
  • Carers’ groups
  • Carers’ rights (in and out of work)
  • Personal budgets (subject to eligibility)
  • Health information
  • Equipment

To find out more visit www.oldham.gov.uk/carers_centre or call 0161 770 7777 (option 4) or email carers.services@oldham.gov.uk

Carers UK

Carers UK aims to makes life better for carers, they offer information and support.  To find out more visit https://www.carersuk.org or call 0800 808 7777

Local Groups for Carers

Visit our Useful Links page for information on local carers support groups.

Young Carers Project

The Young Carers Project provides respite services and activities for young people aged between 8 – 18 years old, within the Oldham area, who have caring responsibilities.  To find out more call 0161 621 9400 or visit https://www.positive-steps.org.uk/

Carers on NHS ChoicesContent 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.

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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