Are you a carer? If so, please let us know so that we can reflect this in our records to provide you with the help and support you need.
We work closely with Sefton Carers Centre to help and support our patients who care for others.
"A carer is someone of any age who provides unpaid support to family or friends who could not manage without this help due to illness, disability, mental ill-health or an alcohol or drug problem" Many carers do not recognise themselves as a 'carer', just someone trying to cope as best they can while helping to look after their husband, wife, child, parent or friend.
- Do you care for an elderly parent or frail family member?
- Do you care for a child with a disability or additional?
- Do you look after someone who is seriously ill?
- Do you look after someone who is dependent on drugs or alcohol?
- Do you support someone living with mental illness?
- Do you care for someone living with dementia?
- Do you care for an adult with a long term condition?
If you answered yes to any of the above then you are a carer.
The named staff member who you can ask for in Surgery is Amy Bennett our Health Care Assistant.
How can Sefton Carers Centre help you?
If you are a carer who lives in Sefton we can offer you free services and can help you by:
- Undertaking an assessment of your needs as a carer to.
- Providing information and emotional support - someone to.
- Organising support groups, activities, training & fun days to allow you to socialise and recharge your batteries.
- Letting your voice be heard at our Carers Action Group.
We can also:
- Help with forms and writing letters
- Help you understand your rights as a carer
- Support you at meetings & reviews
What else can we provide?
- Welfare benefits advice
- Complementary therapies & counselling
- Training for care, leisure & employment
- Direct Payment Support Service
- Advocacy services for all carers including specialist
Contact 0151 288 6060 for more details.
We also work with the Carers Trust, you can call the Carers Trust on 0151 288 6060 and you can find more information about them on their website at www.sefton-carers.org.uk.