Pleasley Surgery

Chesterfield Road
Pleasley
Mansfield
NG19 7PE
01623 810249



Carers Information

Please phone the surgery to book your carers healthcheck

Our Carers Champions
Our Carer Champions

Our Carers Champion here at the surgery is Gail Middleton and Claire Taylor, who are more than happy to assist any way that they can with your caring needs.

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Carers can be identified as:-

A person of any age, adult or child who provides unpaid support to a partner, parent, child, sibling, friend, neighbour, who couldn’t manage to live independently or whose health or wellbeing would deteriorate without this help. This could be due to frailty, disability or serious health condition, mental ill health or substance misuse.

Young Adult Carers:- Young adult carers, are young people aged 14-25 who care unpaid for a family member or friend with an illness, disability, mental health condition or an addiction.

Please let our reception team know if you look after someone, or if someone looks after you to ensure that you receive the care you deserve.

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We want to ensure *YOU get all the support YOU need*.

We are trying to identify & support as many Carers as we can. Particularly those people who may be looking after a member of their family or helping a friend or neighbour with day to day tasks, don’t really regard themselves as a Carer.

If you are caring for someone, we would like you to let us know, so that we can ensure to help you receive all the support and information you need, or maybe simply being there to provide a kindly ear when things get too much.

There is information on NHS Choices about carers and caring.
Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.

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?

Contact Carers Direct
0808 802 0202

Helpline Information
http://www.nhs.uk/carersdirect/carerslives/updates/pages/carersdirecthelpline.aspx

Email
CarersDirect@nhschoices.nhs.uk

Office Hours
Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.

Finance and Law
Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.
https://eastmidlandscrossroadscaringfo.eu.rit.org.uk/nottinghamshirehub

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”
:http://www.nhs.uk/carersdirect/moneyandlegal/socialfund*

Tax credits
Information on claiming tax credits and whether you might be eligible

Hub COVID support (need a volunteer) Poster

Downloads
Carers Indentification Form
Carers Leaflet

The Carers Pledge Feb 2021

Carers Pledge Update

Additional Information
Food and Community Services
Carer poster

Carers Group 2022

Event 2022

Information for Carers from other Service Providers:
Healthwatch Nottingham & Nottinghamshire

Are home care services providing people with enough help to eat and drink? We want you to tell us whether you or your loved one’s food and drink needs are being met by care services which are paid for by the local council. According to Age UK one in ten people over the age of 65 are malnourished or at risk of malnutrition, that’s over one million older people in the UK. Research also shows that older people are more susceptible to dehydration which can lead to further complications such as fatigue, confusion, constipation, loss of balance and increased risk of hospital admissions. Healthwatch is inviting people who are over 75 and their relatives, friends or carers to tell us whether the home care they receive, funded by Nottingham City Council or Nottinghamshire County Council, is meeting their needs.
More information about the project can be found on our website: hwnn.co.uk

If you, your friend or relative would like to take part – Call us on: 0115 956 5313 or 07832 283196 and leave a message with your contact details and one of our friendly team will get back to you.

Carers Trust – CarerSmart – Changes

Carers Trust are making changes to CarerSmart so as to improve the service. In case you’re wondering what CarerSmart is, it’s a Carers Trust Club, open to carers, people with care needs and staff and volunteers from across the Carers Trust network. Welcome to Carersmart.org – CarerSmart. Members are able to benefit from a wide range of offers on products and services.

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