You might not think of yourself as a Carer, but ask yourself these questions:
The Surgery likes to register all our Carers so we are aware of your demanding role and are able to support you. We also hold a Caring Café where there is information available and people to talk to over a cup of tea and a slice of cake. A typical session involves introductions followed by general discussion and allows Carers to express their concerns and identify their own needs. This information is invaluable to the `TEAM` as it will help with the future development of the Café as well as enable instant referral where necessary.
If you undertake a caring role, why not click here and register your interests or drop in to reception. We will keep you informed of future developments.
The Caring Café is held on the third Tuesday of each month from 1.30pm to 4pm at the Whitestone Community Centre, Magyar Crescent, Nuneaton. Just drop in for a chat and meet the Team led by Chris Gabriel and Dotty Doyle. Also available is a Member of the Guideposts Carers Team who is able to offer support to people who care for someone with any type of illness and/or disability. Alternatively, click here to email the Guideposts Carers Team, or telephone 02476 385 888. Further information is available through the Surgery.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING YOU SOON
SO COME AND JOIN US AT THE CARING CAFÉ
Here are some local resources which may help you:
Adult Health & Community Services Directorate of Warwickshire County Council
(first point of contact for a Carers Assessment). Tel: 01926 410410
Guideposts Carers Support Service Tel: 0845 600 9980
And some nationwide resources:
NHS Carers Direct Tel 0808 802 0202 or NHS.uk/carersdirect
Carers UK Tel 0808 808 777 or carersuk.org
Do you have any suggestions, ideas or concerns? Are you interested in coming along to find out more? Why not contact us or drop in at reception.