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***Help make Southend a Dementia friendly town*** With nearly 3000 people living with dementia in South Essex any of us could come into contact with someone living with dementia at any time. Attending a 45 minute awareness raising session entitled "Dementia Friends" will give you a basic knowledge of what people living with dementia can experience. This new found knowledge will increase understanding and help us all to help people living with dementia and their carers feel included in their local community. You can attend aone of these open sessions at Deepings Meeting Room, The Forum Library, Elmer Square, Southend SS1 1NE, on Monday 18th May at 4pm; 5.15pm; 6.30pm or on Monday 22nd June at Alzheiners Society Southend Office, Suite 1 Royce House, 630-634 London Road, Westcliff SS0 9HW at 5pm. Dementia friends sessions are held monthly, for future dates please check www.dementiafriends.org.uk

Our next Patient Participation Group Meeting will be on Tuesday 21st July 2015 at 6pm, all patients are welcome to attend.

We are now using Electronic Prescribing (EPS), you need to nominate your chosen Pharmacy to allow us to send your prescriptions electonically. You can nominate your pharmcy to us or via the pharmacy of your choice. Please speak to your local Pharmacist or speak to Reception.

The next Time to Learn is Tuesday 2nd June. The Surgery is closed from 1pm on Time To Learn days.

Dont forget you can access your Summary Care Record, make and cancel appointments and order prescriptions using our online service. To register for this please bring photo ID into our reception.

Carers Direct

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Are You a Carer?

If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you

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.

  • Caring for a parent

    Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home

  • Telling people

    Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you're a carer is important so they understand and can support you.

  • Taking a break

    Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it's essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.

  • Housing and carers

    Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?

Contact Carers Direct

Telephone
0808 802 0202
Helpline Information
http://www.nhs.uk/carersdirect/carerslives/updates/pages/carersdirecthelpline.aspx
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.

Carers support groups

Finance and Law

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



 
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