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Care Hub

Care Hub has been developed by a consortium of partners including GPs from West Cheshire CCG, Brightlife, Brio Leisure and other stakeholders to further links to, and knowledge of Social Prescribing facilities available to our patients.  

What is social prescribing?

Social prescribing, sometimes referred to as community referral, is a means of enabling GPs, nurses and other primary care professionals to refer people to a range of local, non-clinical services.

Recognising that people’s health is determined primarily by a range of social, economic and environmental factors, social prescribing seeks to address people’s needs in a holistic way. It also aims to support individuals to take greater control of their own health.

Social prescribing schemes can involve a variety of activities which are typically provided by voluntary and community sector organisations. Examples include volunteering, arts activities, group learning, gardening, befriending, legal advice, support groups, specific health issues organisations, cookery, healthy eating advice and a range of sports.

Social prescribing is designed to support people with a wide range of social, emotional or practical needs, and many schemes are focussed on improving mental health and physical well-being.  Those who could benefit from social prescribing schemes include people with mild or long-term mental or physical health problems, vulnerable groups, people who are socially isolated, and those who frequently attend either primary or secondary health care.

Carers Information

                   

Are you looking after someone? Please read this...

                                    

Do we know you are a Carer? Or do you have a Carer?

Are you providing help and support to a relative, partner or friend who cannot manage because of disability, illness or frailty?

Let us know by completing a Carer Registration form (available from your GP Surgery reception)

Hand the completed form to your GP Surgery who will make a note on your medical records of the person you care for, that you are a Carer and on your records that you are a Carer.

If you would like us to refer you to Cheshire West Carers Support, please also sign the consent on the form. They will send you information such as regular newsletter, how to register for Carer's Emergency Card. They will inform you of any events happening in your area, advice and support available, including access to respite, emotional and financial support.                                                          

or further details on their website click on this link:

https://www.cheshirewestcarersupport.co.uk

or contact the Helpline on 0300 102 0008

(Mon-Fri, 9am till 5pm)                                                                        

Twitter page: @cheshirecarers1

The Carer Link for this surgery  is: Jayne France

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.
    Online Enquiry Form
    http://www.carersdirectenquiry.nhs.uk/

    Finance and Law

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



     
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