What is a Carer?

A ‘Carer’ is a person who provides unpaid support for someone who couldn’t manage to live independently OR whose health or well being would deteriorate without help

Pangbourne Medical Practice is compiling a Carers Register. The purpose of which is to identify and support carers better.

We aim to ensure carers have annual health checks, are offered annual flu vaccinations and are screened for problems such as depression and anxiety.

We also aim to check that appropriate benefits and allowances have been offered and that emergency plans have been discussed for times of crisis.

 

Do you identify yourself as a Carer?

If so please let us know by…..

  • Completing a short form in the waiting room
  •  Telling your GP at your next visit
  • Or by calling the surgery and informing a receptionist    Tel: 9842234

 

Useful Links

Berkshire Carers Service supports unpaid carers in Bracknell Forest, Reading, West Berkshire, Wokingham and the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead.

We are an information, advice and support service.

We can help with:

  • Information about benefits
  • Information about health and social care services
  • Emotional support
  • Finding services
  • Form filling
  • Meeting other carers
  • Planning a break
  • Working and caring.

All our services are free to carers.

Information on our website

If you would like to speak to someone, please give us a call on 0800 988 5462

Or email helpline@berkshirecarers.org

Our freephone helpline is available 9.30am – 5pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and 1pm – 5pm Thursday.

 

Crossroads Care Reading provide practical support in the home to enable carers to have a break from their caring responsibilities.

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