This means that as Carers you will have a direct link to the Carers Centre in your GP surgery or if you or your loved one are admitted to hospital.
By working in partnership with the hospital and the surgeries, carers not known to the centre can also be identified and signposted to us.
Mike Sadler will be out and about visiting the surgeries and the wards, updating the noticeboards and ensuring information is current and up to date.
We have also introduced the Carer Friendly GP scheme, which is an agreement that forges a closer working partnership between a GP surgery and the Carers Centre, with the aim of increasing carer identification and support. For more details see the Carer Friendly GP Scheme page.
For some, becoming a carer is sudden and due to an acute illness or accident. This may result in admission to hospital. To have a direct link to the Carers Centre will enable us to support you in those first critical days and weeks when everything can feel so overwhelming.
For others, becoming a carer is gradual, following changes in their loved ones condition. There may come a time when you feel ready and in need of support in your caring role. This may be while on a visit to your local surgery. Having a contact might be the first step to support.
Mike can be contacted on 01952 262065