If you look after someone who is ill or disable, please let your doctor or nurse know so that we can offer support and help.


Help from the Surgery:


Please feel very welcome to talk to any doctor or nurse about your caring role and how you are managing - or not managing if the situation is becoming more difficult for you. Don’t worry about taking up time (a common worry for carers) - just ask for a double appointment. There are things we can put in place to help you.

With your permission we can add you to our Practice Register of carers, and make a note on your computer medical record that you are a carer, and who for. This means that all the staff who have an involvement in your care will know that you are a carer and will take account of that, understanding the complications it can mean for you. However you may be involved in looking after someone but not want to be actually designated as a carer for them - just tell us if you don’t want to be actually registered as a carer on your medical record.

 

Carers are entitled to a ‘Carers Assessment’ carried out by the local Social Services Department which is a process by which the needs of both the carer and person cared for can be identified. Once identified, the necessary arrangements can be made for these needs to be met - to access this service, please telephone Social Services on 0845 603 7630. www.essexcc.gov.uk


Useful Organisations


Alzheimers Society Imperial House, Rosemary Road, Clacton-on-Sea
Tel: 01255 474650


Age Concern Clacton 99 Carnarvon Road, Clacton-on-Sea, CO15 6QA
Tel: 01255 473346


MIND: www.mind.org.uk 
Sadlers House, Legg Street, Chelmsford
Tel: 01245 345083


Disability Living Foundationwww.dialuk.co.uk 
Tel: 01302 310123


Citizens Advice Bureau: www.citizensadvice.org.uk
18 Carnarvon Road, Clacton-on-Sea, CO15 6QF
Tel: 0844 477 0808


Tendring Crossroads: www.crossroads.org.uk
01255 860960


Family Support Hurlingham Chambers, 61 Station Road, Clacton-on-Sea
01255 432132


North East Essex Carers Support
Imperial House, Rosemary Road, Clacton-on-Sea
Tel: 01255 474410


Parkinsons Disease Society
23a Highview Avenue, Clacton-on-Sea
Tel: 01255 220897


Carers Centre for Children
25 Oaks Drive, Colchester
Tel: 01206 560997


Department of Health: www.carers.gov.uk


Carers UK: www.carersuk.org


Young Carers: www.childrenssociety.org.uk/youngcarers