Do you provide unpaid support to a partner, child, relative or friend who couldn’t manage to live independently or whose well-being would deteriorate without your help? This could be due to frailty, disability or serious health condition, mental ill health or substance misuse.
If so, you are a carer.
Let us know and we can:
- direct you to sources of support and advice
- offer health checks and flu jabs to keep you healthy,
- be alert to the health risks carers can face when we see you
- be sympathetic in finding appointments when you are able to attend.
Who looks after carers? Here are some places to start.
Free seminar for family/unpaid carers who support someone living with dementia. The Crafton Centre Stansted Mountfitchet, Wednesday 7th November.
Alzheimer’s Society Care Navigator - Available in the Surgery
A Family Care Navigator from the Alzheimer’s society comes to the surgery once a month. They offer 30 minute appointments and can help patients and their carers access help and support. Appointments can booked at reception.
This online portal, also available on a tablet in the surgery waitingroom, can help you access a wide range of local support services, including 3rd sector organisations like CAB.
A service commissioned by NHS West Essex CCG specifically to provide support for carers
Care Navigation Service : 0300 303 9988 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
This service, commissioned by West Essex CCG, provides access to community agents, and Age Concern staff who can meet patients and carers for a holistic assessment of their needs for help and support.
Age UK Toe Nail Cutting Service and Hearing Help Essex
Age UK come to the surgery monthly to cut toe-nails for people can no longer cut their own. Similarly, Hearing Help Essex come in periodically to help patients with hearing aids. Call 01245 423333 for Toe-Nail cutting services, 01245 496347 for Hearing Help. Please note that the toe-nail cutting service does incur a charge.