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Carers

There’s a big difference between caring about a loved-one and caring for them.

Many of us experience the joys (and the occasional frustrations!) of being in a Family sharing our lives with Spouses, Partners, Children, Parents and other relatives. However this can all change if we find someone becoming dependent on us because of long-term physical or mental illness or disability. Such a circumstance can cause us emotional, physical and perhaps financial stress.

It is estimated that as many as 1 in 8 adults, and many young people too**, are Carers in this way - some becoming overwhelmed by the experience. If this is you please have a look at the websites below.

**A young Carer is anyone under 18, whose life is in some way restricted because of the need to take responsibility for the care of someone who is ill, has a disability, is experiencing mental distress or is affected by substance misuse.

Useful Organisations

Gloucestershire Young Carers

Supporting the 'young' in young carer.
www.glosyoungcarers.org.uk/

Carers Gloucestershire

Working to enhance the lives of Carers.
www.carersgloucestershire.org.uk

Gloucestershire Parent Carers

An organisation set up to ‘knit-together’ the various strands involved in caring for a child with particular health needs.
www.glosparentcarerscouncil.co.uk/

Carers Direct

Care and support. Your essential guide to social care.
www.nhs.uk/carersdirect/Pages/CarersDirectHome.aspx

Carer’s Emergency Scheme

Urgent help for ill or incapacitated carer’s.
www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/emergencycare

Positive Caring Programme

‘Positive Caring’ is a series of free sessions, held all over the County, designed to give Carers the chance to gain confidence in looking after themselves and the person they care for.
www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/article/106051/Positive-Caring-Programme

Carers UK

The voice of carers.
http://www.carersuk.org

Available to Carers at Yorkleigh

‘Flu jabs for carers – please contact the surgery for further information

Join the Patient Participation Group - click here for more details.

As a registered Carer if you fall ill, you will be given priority treatment, we may not know that you are a Carer so please make sure you tell us when you call for an appointment.

Do you care for someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia? Tell us – we need to know!

In July 2013 we are instigating a new service for Carer’s. Every two months we will phone you to see how things are, life for a Carer can change rapidly and you may not think to update us or may not have the time.

Your Neighbourhood Professionals. Just a Click Away! Cheltenham Chiropractic Clinic Ltd Abbeyfield Gloucestershire Society Dan Fivey Personal Training Oakhaven Residential Care Home Badham Pharmacy
93 St George's Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 3ED
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Your Neighbourhood Professionals. Just a Click Away! Cheltenham Chiropractic Clinic Ltd Abbeyfield Gloucestershire Society Dan Fivey Personal Training Oakhaven Residential Care Home Badham Pharmacy
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