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ONLINE PATIENT ACCESS TO CLINICAL RECORD. We have started the patient access  scheme so that patients can their clinical records. Please update your online details.

Are you a Carer or Cared for? Please let us know your details so we can update our register and provide you better support.

Carers Information

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Are You a Carer?

Do you care for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addition cannot cope without your support?

 

If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you

 

Kent County Council (KCC) have the following link pages for:

How to get help:

www.kent.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/care-and-support/how-to-get-help

How to access support services:

www.kent.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/care-and-support/caring-for-other-people

 

Other On-line Support Sites:

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

Telephone
0808 802 0202
Helpline Information
http://www.nhs.uk/carersdirect/carerslives/updates/pages/carersdirecthelpline.aspx
Email
CarersDirect@nhschoices.nhs.uk
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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