Carers

Are you a carer?

If you are, please let us know as we may be able to help you.

CONTACT US

We have a CARE COODINATOR called ESTHER COX allocated to Station Drive Surgery. Esther works at the surgery on Mondays and can be contacted via reception through the week. Esther's role within the practice is to help patients and carers maintain independent living and to access additional help, advice and support if required by signposting to other useful services.

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The practice is conscious of the needs of those with caring responsibilities and if you feel that you would benefit from support, advice or just a chat please feel welcome to contact Esther at the surgery. If Esther is unavailable a member of staff will be happy to contact her on your behalf.

 

Another great resource for local social support is www.shropshirechoices.co.uk

 

Please also familiarise yourself with the SHROPSHIRE CARERS SERVICE https://www.crossroadstogether.org.uk who provide action, help and advice for carers. You can self-register by emailing  shropshire@carerstrust4all.org.uk or calling them on 01743 341995. 

 

There is a wealth of information on NHS Choices about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.
 

Finance and Law

Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.

  • Benefits for carers

    Directing carers to the benefits that can help them in their caring role

  • Benefits for the under-65s

    Advice and information on helping the person you look after get the benefits that they are entitled to.

    Benefits for the over-65s

    Advice and information on financial support for older people with a disability or illness.

  • Carer's Assement

    How your benefits maybe affected after the death of the person you look after and what happens to their benefits

  • Other benefits

    Advice for carers and the people they are looking after on claiming a whole host of other benefits unrelated to their disability or caring

 

Contact Carers Direct

Telephone: 0808 802 0202   
Helpline Information: http://www.nhs.uk/carersdirect/carerslive   
Email: CarersDirect@nhschoices.nhs.uk   
Office Hours: Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.