Carers

Your GP needs to know if you are a Carer. Identifying Carers is important to us. This GP practice can offer you support and give you information about local organisations that can help whilst you are looking after someone.

You may not even know you are a carer, if you look after:

Your mum or dad who is ill or disabled
Your elderly parents who are getting frail
Your child who has special needs
Someone with mental health problems
Your spouse who is disabled or sick

then you are a carer and are entitled to support as a carer from your local Social Services.

If you live in the Tameside area you can contact your local Carers Centre at:
Tameside One, People Place, Market Place, Ashton-Under-Lyne. OL6 6BH (located on the ground floor next to the library)
Website: www.tameside.gov.uk/carers/centre
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 0161 342 3344 or simply drop in Monday to Friday 10am til 3pm

If you live in Derbyshire you can contact your local Carers Centre at:
69 West Bars, Chesterfield.
Website: www.derbyshirecarers.co.uk
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 01246 222373 or drop in Monday to Friday 10am til 3pm

We have lots of information in surgery, including contact details for many services which can help you.
Useful Contacts

FORGET-ME-NOT BUDDIES (TAMESIDE)
There are many groups and clubs out there who offer support and friendship to carers. One such group is organised by one of our own patients who is a carer himself Рforget-me-not buddies is an informal group consisting  of carers and cared for people who met because someone close to them either suffers, or suffered with dementia, you can find them at forget me not buddies. Why not join their weekly social meetings which are held each Monday between 1pm and 3pm at Denton Methodist Church Hall, Hyde Road, Denton. M34 3AQ, with light refreshments, activities and/or entertainment. No need to pre-book, just register on attendance.

 

PARKINSON’S CAFE MEETING GROUP

Every Thursday 1.15 to 2.15pm at the Hattersely Hub Cafe

A friendly meeting place for anyone with Parkinson’s – any age and any stage – and their partners, carers and friends. Here you will find an informal setting for conversation, laughter, friendship and mutual support.

Organised by Hattersley Health Campions at Hattersley Group Practice.

CARE HOME ALIGNMENT

All local GP surgeries are aligned with specific care homes to promote consistent, good relationships between the surgeries and care homes. It is the aim of the service to improve the quality of care for patients who reside in care homes.

Awburn House Medical Practice is aligned to the following care home:

Balmoral Care Home. 29 Old Road, Mottram, Hyde. SK14 6LW

If you are a patient of this practice and you move into a care home other than the one listed, we will ask you to register with the aligned practice for the care home that you are in.