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Reepham & Aylsham Medical Practice

 

Do you look after someone close who could not manage without you?

 

if so, you may be a carer?

 

Carers provide help and support to a partner, relative, child, friend or neighbour who could not manage without help due to physical or mental ilness, disability, life limiting illness or addiction and to the older and vulnerable.

 

Get the help you deserve. Your GP is there to help you.

 

You can speak to the reception staff either face to face or via the telephone to simply identify yourself as a carer or you can discuss this with your doctor or nurse if you would prefer. Once the practice is aware that you are a carer we will be able to offer you further assistance, such as free carers pack and a free flu vaccination(s).


 

Visit http://www.carersmatternorfolk.org.uk/ for further support, guidance or general information about being a carer - or you can talk directly to Carers Matter Norfolk on their website through the online chat service.

 

Or you can visit www.nhs.uk and use the care and support link for more information and guidance.

 

 

Carer Support Groups

 

Carer support groups are held at The Act Centre, St Michaels Avenue, Aylsham, NR11 6YA on the 1st Wednesday of every month 2:00pm - 3:00pm, there is no need to book these sessions.

 

There are occasionally extra focussed carer groups held at the centre, these dates will be advertised and booking is essential.

 

For more information contact Sarah Purdy by telephone on 01263 733385 or via email on sarah@aylshamcaretrust.com

 

 

Young Carers

 

Are you a young carer? are you looking after someone and need to know where to get help? Anybody can find themselves looking after someone else at any time, for example when somebody is discharged from hospital, suddenly becomes ill or has an accident. This can come as a shock, but there is a range of information, services and support to help you practically and emotionally. Whether you have just become a carer, or have been caring for some time, please ask reception for a carer's handbook which is full of useful information.

 

 

Looking for a care home?

 

www.carehomeadvisor.com is the most effective central website for real time, impartial, objective information on Care Homes. It is also endorsed by Age UK, Independant Age and Care England.

 

This website is aimed at people looking for a care home, whether this is for yourself or a loved-one. CareHomeAdvisor is free to use for consumers so they can make informed choiced based on an understanding of which care homes in their area provide the best quality of care.

 

Leaflets are available to patients that may not have the facilities to view this information online. Please ask reception at the surgery if you would like to request a leaflet.

 



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