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Carers Direct

    Carers Gold Star (click here)

The surgery is currently working with Wigan and Leigh carers centre to provide help and support of our carers and who is being cared for, doing this has awarded us a gold star.

 Please go to our carers direct page for further information.

To continue with our carers awareness, we are pleased to announce we now have a carers board in the main reception.

Are You a Carer?

If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you

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?

If you feel you would benefit from having support, please pick up a WLCC self referral form from reception or carers board or click on the link below.

Carers Leaflet

Wigan & Leigh Carers

Telephone
01942 705959
Email

info@wiganandleighcarerscentre.org.uk

Address

Wigan & Leigh Carers Centre

3-5 Frederick Street

Hindley

Wigan

WN2 3BD

 

Wigan and Leigh Carers Centre

Services offered include:-

  • Carers Support/Advocacy Worker
  • Counselling
  • Employment Issues
  • Emotional Support
  • Holistic Therapies (Aromatherapy there is a small charge)
  • Podiatry Treatments
  • Coffee Mornings - outings and social events
  • Specialist support for elderly and young persons carers
  • Telephone Helpline
  • Training including manual handling for carers

Carers support groups

                   

 

Finance and Law

Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.

 For more information about anything carer related, please contact Ellen or Natalie at the surgery for more information on 01942 367199.



 
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