Understanding Health Services Provided by Hospitals
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This means health services provided by hospitals are known as secondary health care services. They are also often referred to as acute care. If the person for whom you provide care is admitted to hospital it is very important that … Read More

Understanding Health and Care Services
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If you care for someone they and you will have both health and care needs. Health needs are medical needs and they are paid for, and supported, by the National Health Service. These are free for UK and EU citizens. … Read More

Why it’s important to tell your GP you’re a carer
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Berkshire’s Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are encouraging carers to let their GP practice know so that they can offer additional support and advice. There are 11, 000 carers in Slough – and the number is set to rise as the … Read More

Health and Relationships
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Most carers do not think about their own needs. Whether you are a young carer or an adult carer, caring for someone for a few hours a week or 24 hours a day, you will notice changes in your life. … Read More

Income Maximisation – Welfare Benefits and Entitlement
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Caring often leads to financial difficulties, with many carers finding that they are financially worse off as a result of caring. The financial strain is often made worse as carers are less able to focus on their career, mainly due … Read More

Equipment and Changes to your Home
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Most of us want to remain living independently in our homes for as long as we possibly can. But as a carer it can be very worrying when the person you care for is finding it difficult to get dressed … Read More

Carers Charter
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Carers Charter SPACE associates value the vital work done by carers and are committed to supporting them. The Carers Charter provides principles on the way organisations will interact with Carers. What carers can expect from us: Early identification of their … Read More

Accessing Respite Care and Sitting Services
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Carers are ordinary people doing something extraordinary. Every day they put aside their own lives to help someone unable to manage on their own, whether it’s their parent, partner, child, grandparent or even a close friend or neighbour. The pressure … Read More

Who is a Carer?
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WHO IS A CARER?

10 things every carer should know
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1. ASK FOR A CARER’S ASSESSMENT All carers are entitled to ask their local authority for a Carer’s Assessment. As well as looking at the help you might need with caring, the Carer’s Assessment also gives you the opportunity to … Read More

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