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Carers Information

Are You a Carer?

If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you.  Visit our carers corner in the waiting room or speak to Cath our Carer coordinator. 

As part of the new Bolton Quality Contract that started April 2015, we are offering annual Health Checks for patients registered with us who are carers.

If you are interested in taking up this offer please contact reception for more details or to book an appointment.

Bolton Carers Support

Contact Details

http://www.boltoncarersupport.org.uk

Helpline 01204 363056 (Open between 11.00 am and 15.00 pm Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.  At other times you can leave a message and your call will be returned at the earliest opportunity)

Drop-in Hours:-

If you prefer to talk to someone face to face about your caring situation, you are welcome to drop in to see the team on Wednesday 11.00 am until 13.00 pm, or by appointment only at any other time. They are situated on the first floor at Thicketford Centre, Thicketford Road, Bolton, BL2 2LW.  There is lift access to the first floor.

 

There is a also 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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