Are You a Carer?
If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you
There is a wealth of information in the NHS Social care and support guide about carers and caring.
Carers Trust Heart of England
Telephone: 024 7610 1040
Telephone: 0808 802 0202
Helpline Information: http://www.nhs.uk/carersdirect/carerslives/updates/pages/carersdirecthelpline.aspx
Office Hours:Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.
It is important to let us know if you are a carer for one of our patients.
Sometimes when people are looking after someone they can get tired or frustrated and would like to know that there is someone outside the family who might understand and can help them. If we know that you are a main carer, we can offer you that help.
Not only can we take greater care of you, but we also need to know who is supporting our patients. The information you give us will be added to the notes of the person you are caring for, so we can contact you quickly in an emergency or if we have any other concerns. Also if you have concerns we know we can talk to you, as the main carer, with their permission.
To notify us that you are supporting one of our patients, please speak to one of the receptionists.
It is also to be noted that anyone registered as a Carer is entitled to a flu jab regardless of age.
If you are a Carer or are being cared for, more information on the service available by visiting: www.coventrycarers.org.uk