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.
Services offered include:-
- Carers Support/Advocacy Worker
- 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.
- Benefits for carers
Directing carers to the benefits that can help them in their caring role
- Benefits for the person you care for
Advice and information on helping the person you look after get the benefits that they are entitled to
- Death and benefits
How your benefits maybe affected after the death of the person you look after and what happens to their benefits
- Managing someone's legal affairs
Advice for when carers find they have to take over the legal affairs of the person they are looking after
- Other benefits
Advice for carers and the people they are looking after on claiming a whole host of other benefits unrelated to their disability or caring
- Personal and household finance
Advice on keeping a tight rein on household and personal finance for carers
- Social fund
- Tax credits
Information on claiming tax credits and whether you might be eligible
For more information about anything carer related, please contact Ellen or Natalie at the surgery for more information on 01942 367199.