Are You a Carer?
The focus this year is – Carer Friendly Communities which support carer's to look after the person they care for, recognising they are individuals with their own needs.
If you are a carer please let us know - we may be able to help you.
As a carer you are entitled to a free NHS Flu jab, please call reception to book your appointment.
Our Carer's Champions at Stenhouse are Pam Husband & Karen Evans and we are both happy to help you with appointments, signposting you to local support groups and to answer any questions about us.
CARERS_COUNCIL newsletter June 2016
For local information within the Nottinghamshire Area please contact:
Carer's Hub 0115 824 8824 Mon-Fri 9-5pm for information, advice and guidance or email them at www.carershub.org firstname.lastname@example.org
Nottinghamshire County Adult and Social Services can offer a range of services for carers including Carers Assessments and Carers Breaks 0300 5008080 www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk email@example.com
Care4me is a scheme that provides a range of services with the aim of improving the health and wellbeing of carers and those for whom they care. This scheme is coordinated by Gedling Homes in partnership with Nottingham North and East Clinical Commissioning Group, the Carers Federation and other partners.
The services we offer broadly fall into one of five categories. Health & wellbeing support; social inclusion; practical support; home modifications and access support.
We have information on local health walks and exercise classes in Gedling if you would like to become more active. Or if you are a man aged 60+ you might be interested in the Men in Sheds drop-in sessions to work on your carpentry skills over a cuppa. Perhaps you would like to become more IT literate so you can order shopping or do banking online? If so we have a tutor who provides regular beginners IT classes.
If you or the person you care for has a long term health condition such as stroke, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) or heart problems, there are classes that can help. We also have home exercise booklets, information re falls prevention and can provide manual handling training to help prevent injury.
The Young Person’s Positive Moves programme is available for 8-15 year olds who are inactive and have conditions such as autism or ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). Finally we have a limited budget to adapt your home to meet your needs depending on the outcome of an occupational therapist’s referral.
To enable you to access these services we can provide transport and respite care (we can arrange to have a qualified care provider look after the person you care for). For more information about care4me please contact Karen Archer at Gedling Homes on 0115 9051519 or Karen.Archer@gedlinghomes.co.ukYou can view the E leaflet here - http://www.gedlinghomes.co.uk/sites/default/files/files/5923%20care4me%20DL%20V2%20online.pdf
Carers training events
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?
Carers support groups
Finance and Law
Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.