Complementary therapies and pampering?

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One of the most popular requests from carers using our carers’ grants schemes is to have a therapy or pampering session locally. Whether your choice is to have an Indian head massage, learn Alexander technique, experience acupuncture, Reiki or a … Read More

Counselling and emotional support

posted in: Health, News

You can discuss a referral for counselling with your GP or you may choose to find a counsellor yourself. When looking for a counsellor you should check they are registered with the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy and qualified … Read More

Looking after your mental and emotional health

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Many carers experience emotional and mental health changes. Most don’t feel able to discuss this because they are caring for someone in the family. And, whilst many carers have high emotional resilience, others find caring constantly challenging. This can be … Read More

Looking after yourself

posted in: Health, News

Berkshire Carers Service’s top tips How many times have you put off going to the doctor for yourself but always found a way to make sure the person you care for gets to their GP or hospital appointment? In a … Read More

Health services provided in the community

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Health services provided in the community are known as primary health care services. These includes your local surgery, GP, nurses, community matrons, community pharmacies and services such as community mental health and Public Health. Carer Aware The most important first … 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

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

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