How to Apply for a Carers Permit

Did you know that if you live within any of the resident parking zones below and require a carer to visit you on a regular basis you can apply for a carers permit? A maximum of 1 parking permit is … Read More

Carers UK Website

Don’t forget Carers UK also has a great website with some excellent resources for carers Free guide to caring – A free guide to caring takes you through the essentials of what you need to know when you’re looking after … Read More

Helpful Bereavement Factsheet from Healthwatch Slough

Feeling overwhelmed by recent deaths? The Healthwatch Bereavement factsheet provides 10 key tasks Healthwatch Slough, as independent consumer champion for health & care, listens to Slough Citizen’s experiences. We have produced a factsheet in response to enquires we have received … Read More

Chair Yoga

Don’t forget Chair Yoga at 29 Church Street’s Resource Centre from 12 till 1pm every Tuesday   Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair, or standing using a chair for support. The … Read More

Downs Syndrome Association

The Down’s Syndrome Association (DSA) offers advice, information and support on all aspects of living successfully with Down’s syndrome. You can call the DSA National Helpline on 0333 1212 300 to speak to one of their specialist Information Officers who … Read More

Slough Carers Advice Leaflet

Slough Carers have put together an excellent information and advice leaflet covering all sorts of information which will be useful to Carers and their families. Click the link for a downloadable copy of the Carers Leaflet

Priority Power Supply in the event of a power cut

Remember if you or the person you care for has electrical equipment – hoists, NIV machines, oxygen machines etc, you can register with the SEB for priority supply in the event of a power cut. https://www.sse.co.uk/help/accessibility/electrical-medical-equipment-and-power-cuts#item1

Carers rights and the Care Act

The NHS has a wealth of web information available and it is all well worth exploring. This article does a great job of explaining the Carers Act and Carers Rights. http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/social-care-and-support-guide/Pages/carers-rights-care-act-2014.aspx

Carers Health and Wellbeing Advice

We love this page from Carers Oxfordshire which has some great tips for Carers Health and Wellbeing. http://www.carersoxfordshire.org.uk/cms/content/carers-health-and-wellbeing-0

What is a Carer’s Assessment

The Care Act gives all unpaid carers the legal right to an assessment of their needs, called a Carer’s Assessment. This gives you the opportunity to talk about your needs as a carer and what would help you with your … Read More

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