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Extended GP Access across Wigan Borough

http://wiganhealthcare.co.uk/wigan-gp-access-alliance/

Shingles Vaccination

if you were aged 70,78 or 79 on 1st September, you are eligible for a shingles vaccination. please ask reception for an appointment.

Online appointments and repeat prescription ordering

We have launched a new service for appointments and repeat ordering.  please contact the reception to register for this service.

Carers

A carer is an unpaid person who looks after a family member, relative, partner, neighbour or friend who needs help due to ill health, old age, disability, drug or alcohol misuse or who has mental health problems. You do not need to live with the person, nor do you have to be the only one who does the caring.

Sometimes, people don't realise they are carers, and think that they 'just look after, husbands, wives, mothers, fathers, children, friends, etc'.  These 'hidden' carers deserve recognition and support, and may be eligible to receive a number of services to help them with their caring role. The Carers Support Team recognises that carers play a vital role in looking after vulnerable people and aims to help them continue caring for as long as they feel able to do so. Support for carers is provided in a number of ways from information and advice on carer related issues to the provision of grants and special break schemes.

For further information or assistance, please contact the Carers Support Team on 01942 705959 or visit the website – http://www.wiganandleighcarerscentre.org.uk/

Carer registration leaflets are available from the surgery, from the Carers Support Team or can be downloaded at http://www.wiganandleighcarerscentre.org.uk/

Content Supplied by NHS Choices

Are You a Carer?                                                

             

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?

Contact Carers Direct

Telephone
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.

Carers support groups

Finance and Law

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



 
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