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Carers Information

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Are You a Carer?

If you are, please let us know - we may be able to help you.  Please contact Reception or any member of staff for more information.

Gillingham Medical Practice Carers' Lead is Ester Campbell-Hunter

Gillingham Carers Support

The new Dorset Carers Hub is now live on My Life My Care:

The hub covers a wide range of information and advice for carers, links to the service provider directory and also signposts to other resources,  Work will be ongoing and will include information about the carers concession scheme which will officially launch in June for National Carers Week. 

Events Planner

Activity Planner

Social Activities

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?

Contact Carers Direct

0808 802 0202
Helpline Information
Office Hours
Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.

Carers support groups

Finance and Law

Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.

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