Liverpool Road, Longton, Preston, Practice ID - P81040, PR4 5HA
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Carers Information In Surgery
Are You a Carer? Young or Old ? Or do you have a Carer?
If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you - we offer Carer health checks at flexible times to suit you - please ask at Reception. If you do not wish to have a carer check or have a carer and would still like to receive all the information please let us know and we can forward the information direct to you.
Alternatively a Carers’ Hub Lancashire representative visits our surgery on the first Thursday of every month to promote the services and support available to carers. Take a look at the service they provide by clicking on the link below
Carers’ Hub Lancashire work across the country as part of Carers Lancashire providing support and information to Adult Carers (18+) and specialist support to Carers of adults (16+) with a mental health condition - visit their website on www.ncompassnorthwest.co.uk
What is a carer?
If you look after a spouse or partner, parent, brother or sister, adult son or daughter, other relative or friend who is ill or disabled and who would not be able to live in the community without your help then you are a carer. Carers can be from any section of the community and from any culture.
What is a carers assessment?
A carer assessment can find out what help you as a carer might need to help you in your caring role.
If you would like your carers assessment with a carers worker, you can contact Carers Lancashire, which offers independent information and support. You can contact them by calling: 0345 6887113
To request a carers assessment from a social worker, contact the Customer Service Centre on : 0300 123 6720
Who will carry out my carers assessment?
You can choose to have a social worker or a worker from your local carers service. Our social workers or carers workers will usually come to your home or a mutually convenient place to do your carers assessment.
Does the person I care for need to be present?
No. The assessment can take place with or without the person you care for being present.
What information might they ask in my assessment?
What sort of help do you provide?
Do other relatives or friends help you care?
If you are able to take a break from caring
If you or the person you care for receives any other sort of help
What other responsibilites, as well as caring you have? For example work commitments or other caring responsibilites
If caring affects your health
What the problems are that you have as a carer
What extra support would improve your quality of life
What should I think about before my assessment?
Can you leave the person you care for?
Are you worried about having to give up work?
Are you able to take part in activites outside your home or in your community?
How does caring affect your work or studies, other commitments or activities?