Hoylake Road Medical Centre

Hoylake Road Medical Centre

314 Hoylake Road Moreton Wirral, CH46 6DE

Current time is 12:23 - We're open

NHS

Telephone: 0151 677 2425

WICCG.HoylakeMC@nhs.net

Carers ~ Information and Support

Are You a Carer?

If you are please let us know. Caring for someone else can be very rewarding but it can also be stressful, isolating and can impact on the carer’s own health and wellbeing. Many carers also navigate the added pressure of juggling their caring and work responsibilities.

Carers looking for support can contact the Carers Helpline on 0151 670 0777 or for a Carers Assessment contact 0151 514 2222, or visit http://www.wirral.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/adult-social-care/support-carers/support-available-carers to complete an online assessment.

Wirral Council are encouraging carers to download and offering free access to ‘Jointly’, an app offering a range of practical tools and resources for carers such as shared calendars, task lists and local agency contacts.

Wirral Clinical Commissioning Group’s website also has a page dedicated to carers, with information on resources and support – please click here for link to website

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

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.

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 Assessment 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