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Carers Direct

Content Supplied by NHS Choices

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?

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

Video - How The Care System Works

Finance and Law

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

 

Care Services Directory

Northamptonshire Care Services Directory is produced annually in association with the publisher Care Choices.

The Directory explains how you can get the support you need to enjoy the best quality of life for as long as possible by guiding you through the range of care options available from both independent care providers and public services.

Included in the Directory is information on:

• a range of services to help you live independently and safely;

• short stays in residential care which can be a good idea to help you recuperate after an illness, injury, or hospital stay; and

• care homes including residential, nursing and home care services across the county.

Please click on this link to access the Care Services Directory for 2018/19



 
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