Cake Sale 13th-14th June
Thank you to all those that bought and donated towards our cake sale. Almost £200 was raised for our carers. Thank you to Joan Manning (Patient Participation Group Chair) and Kirsty Moore for organising.
Christmas Tea at Reverley Lodge
We were very pleased to host a Christmas tea for our carers with the donations raised at the cake sale. It was good to treat our carers and we know it was greatly appreciated. Thank you to Martine and her staff at Reverley Lodge for their hospitality.
Who is your Champion?
Dr Kirsty Moore is your Carers’ Champion. A Carers' Champion is someone who supports with the identification of carers and acts as a voice for carers, and is the key point of contact for carer information.
Manor View strives to ensure we give our carers a good service – for example health checks, flu jabs and flexible appointments. We will continue to work towards improving things by raising awareness and making the practice as carer friendly as possible.
We recommend any of our patients that are carers to book a double appointment with any GP for an annual “carers’ health check”, to discuss general health and any unmet needs that we may be able to assist with, medically or otherwise.
Please also check out our Carers' noticeboard in our reception waiting area next time you're at the Practice, which provides information for Carers.
If you are also aware of anyone that is a patient at Manor View Practice and is a carer then please ask them to let us know so they can benefit too.
We also review our carers' register regularly to make sure it is up to date, however if you are a carer, or, no longer a carer, and do not think we are aware of this, please could you let us know.
We are interested in identifying carers, those people who may have caring responsibilities for someone who is ill, disabled or elderly, 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 carers. If this is you, please complete the Carers form today! The form is available at reception, or by post. Please ask one of the reception team for further help.
On the last Friday of every month, Joan Manning representing Carers in Hertfordshire will be available between 9.30am and 12.30pm with advice on what help and information is available for Carers. Please feel free to come along. If you want a longer chat please let us know what time would be best. You can contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org leaving a telephone number or leave a message at Reception.
There is a wealth of information on NHS Choices about carers and 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?
Carers support groups
Finance and Law
Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.
- Benefits for carers
Directing carers to the benefits that can help them in their caring role
- Benefits for the person you care for
Advice and information on helping the person you look after get the benefits that they are entitled to
- Death and benefits
How your benefits maybe affected after the death of the person you look after and what happens to their benefits
- Managing someone's legal affairs
Advice for when carers find they have to take over the legal affairs of the person they are looking after
- Other benefits
Advice for carers and the people they are looking after on claiming a whole host of other benefits unrelated to their disability or caring
- Personal and household finance
Advice on keeping a tight rein on household and personal finance for carers
- Social fund
- Tax credits
Information on claiming tax credits and whether you might be eligible