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WHAT'S ON AT REDGATE

Gardening Sessions - 12.15 - 1.15 pm every Tuesday

Pilates for Beginners Sessions  - 2 - 3 pm, every Wednesday (booking required)

Walking Group 12.30 - 2 pm, alternate Wednesday's (details at receptionist)

Singing group - Starting Tuesday 24th October, 2 pm at Stockmoor Lodge Care Home

Walking Football - every Wednesday 11.15 am, Sydenham Community Centre, Parkway

 

Supporting Carers

Do you look after someone who is ill, frail, disabled or mentally ill? If so, you are a carer.  We are interested in identifying carers, especially those people who may be caring without help or support. We know that carers are often “hidden” looking after a family member or helping a friend or neighbour with day to day tasks and may not see themselves as a carer.

 

We feel that caring for someone is an important and valuable role in the community, which is often a 24-hour job that can be very demanding and isolating for the carer. We further believe carers should receive appropriate support by way of access to accurate information on a range of topics such as entitlement to benefits and respite care and not least, a listening ear when things get too much.

 

As a carer, you are entitled to have your needs assessed by Adult Care Services.  A carer’s assessment is a chance to talk about your needs as a carer and the possible ways help could be given. It also looks at the needs of the person you care for. This could be done separately, or together, depending on the situation. There is no charge for an assessment.

 

If you are a carer, this is an opportunity to let the practice know so that we can update our records and pass on your details to the Carers Service (Compass Carers) who can provide relevant information and advice, local support services, newsletter and telephone link-line. 

 

Please complete a Carers_Identification_and_Referral_Form.doc  and pop it into the surgery. 

 

Carers Information Packs

 

With the help of our Patient Participation Group we have recently put together a carers information pack which may be of interest to you.  Copies of the information pack are available from Reception. 

 

Furthermore we would like to maintain regular contact with our carers to be able to provide support and up-to-date information about services available in the local area.

 

If you are no longer a carer or do not want us to contact you at regular intervals, please do let us know so we can update our records accordingly. 

 

Useful Links and Contacts

 

***** BRIDGWATER CARERS SUPPORT GROUP *****

Meet at Redgate Medical Centre on the last Thursday morning of every month at 10.30 am.  Pop along for a chat and a cuppa.


Carers Support Service provided by Community Council for Somerset (CCS)

Advice line number            0800 31 68 600

Text 'Carer' to                   78070

Email                                carers@somersetrcc.org.uk

Website                            http://www.somersetcarers.org

Somerset Care Direct

Tel:  0845 345 9133

Email:  adults@somerset.gov.uk

Web:  www.somerset.gov.uk/carers

Being a Carer information leaflet http://www.somerset.gov.uk/irj/go/km/docs/CouncilDocuments/SCC/Documents/Community/Carers/New%20Carers%20docs/E1%20Being%20a%20Carer.pdf

 

Latest News

 

http://www.somersetparentcarerforum.org.uk/default.aspx

 

www.carersvoicesomerset.co.uk

 

 

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