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Carers Information

Content Supplied by NHS Choices

Are You a Carer?

If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you

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.

 

Improving support for Carers

Want to have a say on improving support for Carers? Click here to take part in a national survey.

Useful contacts for Carers

ESSEX CARERS SUPPORT

http://www.essexcarerssupport.org.uk/

Tel: 01255 474410

 

CARERS TRUST

https://carers.org/section/help-advice?gclid=COvercbardQCFYSfGwodv-MFOQ

For general enquiries, please email info@carers.org.

Tel: 0300 772 9600

 

CARERS CHOICE

http://www.carerschoices.org/

Tel: 01268 881130

 

CAVS

Castle Point Association of Voluntary Services

http://www.castlepointavs.org.uk/

The Tyrells Centre 39 Seamore Avenue SS7 4EX Tel: 0800 840 4714 or 01268 638416 office@castlepointavs.org.uk



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