Carers Direct

There is a wealth of information on NHS Choices about carers and    Content Supplied by NHS Choices 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 Durham County Carers Support

Telephone
0300 005 1213
admin@dccarers.org
Unit 1, Hutton Close, South Church Enterprise Park, Bishop Auckland DL14 6XG.
Helpline Information
http://www.nhs.uk/carersdirect/carerslives/updates/pages/carersdirecthelpline.aspx
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/

Carers support groups

Finance and Law

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

The local contact for carers can be found at:

Carers_-_Durham_County_Carers_Support_Website_Leaflet.doc

 

Does Your GP know you are a Carer?

 County Durham Young Carers Charter

The Practice is pleased to announce that we were awarded Young Carers Charter status on the 7th April 2016. The Practice has made a pledge to support young people who are carers, working in collaboration with The Bridge Young Carers Service. If you are a Young Carer and you need help and support, please speak to one of our staff.  

 Training for unpaid, family carers

Managing Medication - course poster (2019/2020)



 
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