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Information for Carers

Are You a Carer?

Do you care for some one who, by reason of illness or disability cannot manage without you?  Do let us know, by completing the form below.  We may be able to help you.

Carers Identification and Referral Form

Our next Carers' Information Hub will be held at the surgery on Tuesday 17th January at 1.30pm.  Carers can hear from a Diabetes expert on preventing & managing the condition.  All carers welcome!

 


Local Amersham Carers' Support Group

Carers Bucks organise a regular support group for local carers.

Place:  Amersham Free Church, Woodside Road, Amersham, HP6 6AJ

Time: 10-12noon

Day: 3rd Monday in the Month

Please call Carers Bucks for more details on 0300 777 2722


Do you Care for Someone with Dementia?

The Alzheimers' Society have produced a factsheet on "Looking After Yourself" in your caring role.  Click here to read more.

The Alzheimer's Society have also produced a list of local services for you and those you may care for with dementia.  Click here to read more

CBT for Carers of Patients with Dementia

Click on the link below to see how Cognitive Behavioural Therapy could help you manage your stress, and give you ideas for caring more effectively for your relative or Friend.

CBT for Carers.pdf

The Alzheimers' Society Carers' Helpline

Tel: 0300 222 1122
  • The Helpline is usually open from:

  • 9am - 8pm Monday to Wednesday
    9am - 5pm on Thursday and Friday 
    10am - 4pm on Saturday and Sunday

Dementia Carers' Local Support Group 

Local Support groups

Amersham Support Group for Carers' of people with dementia

This support group is run by the Alzheimers' Society

When:  The first Tuesday of every month

Time: 10.30-12.00

Where: Amersham Free Church, Woodside Road, Amersham, HP6 6AJ

Call 01494 670909 to find out more.


Further Information on Caring

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?

Finance and Law

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

  • 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

  • Tax credits

    Information on claiming tax credits and whether you might be eligible



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