CARERS INFORMATION PAGE
The Ridgeway Surgery is a carers aware practice
If you are a carer for someone in your personal life, please inform the surgery as it will improve the service we can offer to you and the person you look after.
Benefits of being registered as a carer at the Ridgeway include:
This year the surgery is also got involved in Carers Week; an event created to give recognition to the six million carers in the UK and the vital work they do every day.
Carers Week wanted to hear about your experiences as a carer, offer advice and services that may be helpful and get Britain's decision makers and public figures involved to make the lives of carers and those they look after easier.
To find out more about what happened during Carers Week (June 13-19) please go to their official website below and register today to make a difference and get your voice heard http://carersweek.org/
So, 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.
Contact Carers Direct
- Helpline Information
- 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.