Red Cross Lending and Medical supplies:-
Cabot Lane, Poole, Dorset, Tel: 01202 699453, Opening times:- Mon-Thur 10am-1pm and Fri 10am-3pm
Living Well Discovery Day - a free, fun and informative day for those living with and beyond cancer. Living Well Discovery Day
Are you a Carer ?
A carer is someone who looks after a relative or friend, who, because of disability or the effects of old age cannot manage at home without help.
If you identify yourself as a carer we can signpost you to other organisations, who maybe able to help such as Help & Care, St John Ambulance or Dorset POPP Wayfinders. We may ask you if you wish to be referred to the Adult Care Team at Adult Services. If so, we can make that referral for you.
New carers are given an information pack with lots of useful signposting information. Please ask at reception for a pack.
If there is any specific information you need please do not hesitate to contact Jacqui Balston, who is the practice Carers Lead.
When you tell us that you are caring for someone we will place your details on our Carer's Register so that practice staff are aware you are a carer. We will not share this knowledge with anyone else unless you tell us that we can. We may be able to offer you other services to help you care for your own health.
Other ways we may be able to help
- Making sure the doctor knows that you are looking after someone
- Offering you a flu vaccination
- Giving you advice or information if you need it
- Helping you find out about benefits that you might be entitled to
Download our letter for new carers by clicking on the following link Carers Information Letter
Practical Help and Support
Carers Courses You and the person you are caring for may be entitled to practical help and support. Contact the Social Services Department where the cared for person lives to ask for an assessment. This is a free service. A carers assessment gives advice, information and services.
Need help or advice from Adult Social Care Services ?
Adult Social Care Services - 01305 221016 (Mon-Frid 8am-7pm)
St John Ambulance - 01305 751160 - email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Free courses to learn about First Aid, coping with dementia and memory loss, managing continence, falls prevention, safer moving and handling and to meet other carers to share experiences.
Carers in Crisis
If, due to an emergency or accident, you were unable to provide the usual care to the person you are caring for - Carers Support Administrator 01295 221016
Dorset POPP Wayfinders Service run by Help and Care - 01202 946111
Help and Care also provide a range of other services including information and one-to-one support.
Online advice and information directory for adults, particularly those with care and support needs - www.sourcedirectory,org.uk
Other Information, Support and Advice