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Carers and Cared For

A carer is a person who provides care for someone who, because of a long term illness, mental health condition, addiction, disability or old age is not able to care for themselves without support.

If you are a carer, please let us know - we may be able to help you.

Longfleet House Surgery is able to access help and advice for both carers and those they care for. The person responsible for coordinating this advice and information for the surgery is Deborah Elisa. If you would like to speak to her, please leave your details and a message for her at Reception, and she will contact you.

Carer's Assessment from Social Services

If you care for someone, you may be eligible for a carer's assessment from Social Services. This assessment looks at what information, support and services you can be offered.

  • Bournemouth - 01202 458204
  • Poole             - 01202 633902
  • Dorset           - 01305 221016

 

Benefits

You may be able to claim Carer's Allowance if you look after someone for at least 35 hours a week.

  • Call 0800 055 6688

The person you care for may be entitled to a benefit regardless of savings or income.

  • Call 0800 88 22 00

 

Carers Direct

Multi-lingual 7 day a week information service

 

Carers Centre drop in sessions Bournemouth : carers in the Bournemouth area can benefit from a weekly drop in session every Tuesday afternoon 2-4pm at the CRISP Carers Centre, St. Ambrose Cottage (Behind Alumhurst Day Centre), Alumhurst Road, Westbourne BH4 8ER. Refreshments provided. For more information, please contact the Carers Support Service on 01202 458204.



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