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Polite Notice - The Belmont Surgery will be closed from 13.00 on Wednesday's during the months of July & August.  We would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Carers Direct

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Are You a Carer?

If you are, please let us know by downloading and completing this form: Carers Identification Form and return to us at the surgery.

Here at Crickhowell Group Practice we recognise how vital Carers are in our community. We understand that caring is the kindest thing you can do for another; it can be rewarding but can also be difficult to juggle all the duties and responsibilities. We are dedicated to offering you as much help and support as needed.  As a Carer we can offer you, if required:

  • Flexible appointments
  • Flu vaccination
  • Information and Support

We have a dedicated Carers Champion, Danielle Stiff.  Please feel free to contact Danielle at the surgery on 01873 810255 or email: danielle.stiff@wales.nhs.uk if you have any questions.


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Community Connectors

PAVO Community Connectors can put you in touch with voluntary organisations and community groups to support you.

They will work with you to access the right local services, support and information.

They can help with things like: shopping support, transport, benefits, health conditions, housing, loneliness and much more.

My Community Connector for Crickhowell is Annabel Judson.  If you have any questions, please call her on 07590 639617.  Alternatively, you can call the duty Connector on 01597 828649.


For more information you can also contact your local council:

If the person you care for is a Powys resident, contact Credu by clicking here.

If the person you care for is a Gwent resident, please click here for more information or download a leaflet : Gwent Carers Contact Information

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/social-care-and-support/carers-assessment/

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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