This checklist sets out practical steps every part of the community can take to be carer friendly – to help you feel supported as a carer and recognised as an individual with needs of your own.
We hope it will help you think about your community and what additional support might improve your life.
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Nottingham City and County Carer Roadshows
Please see the link for information about the 2017 Carer Roadshows
This is a Free Event for all Carers. Go along to get information, advice and support and meet your local support services.
There are roadshows across the whole of Nottinghamshire during summer 2017.
Find out about local carer services and support Talk to carers, service providers and service planners Find out about rights and benefits Meet carers and share experiences Air your views Browse the market place.
Are You a Carer?
If you are looking after someone and caring for their needs, you are a carer Because many people don’t know that there are support groups, campaign groups and communities of interest aiming to help carers in Nottinghamshire Come along and find out
Roadshows start from June 6th 2017 and will run till September 14th. Go along to an event near you.
Access to a named Carers Champion
Signposting to useful information and support
Providing appointments at convenient times
Providing health checks and flu vaccinations
Involving you in the planning of care of the person you look after .
Eastwood memory cafe opens on Tuesday the 9th of May and will be held thereafter on the 2nd Tuesday of every month.
It will be held at Plumptre Hall Eastwood NG16 3BS from 12:15 – 3PM
For more information download the flyer Memory Cafe Eastwood (2)
Carers UK would be grateful for your input into a study they are carrying out for the Department of Health over the next couple of weeks.
They are looking at the range of carers passports schemes which exist and examining how useful they are in improving recognition and support for carers.
And where these passport schemes don’t already exist, they’d like to know your thoughts on whether they could make a positive difference to your life.
Can you spare a few minutes to let us know your thoughts?
Please fill in this short, survey Carers Passport Survey
Nottingham Health & Care Point
The way in which Nottingham citizens can get help and advice on health and social care services in Nottingham has been recently improved. The city’s Health and Care Point phone service has been streamlined and simplified to reduce the number of options faced by callers.
With effect from 16 January 2017 the Nottingham Health and Care Point number is 0300 131 0300 and operational hours have been extended so that citizens are able to speak to someone from 8am to 7pm.
It’s important that this change of number is communicated to any citizens who you refer to the Health and Care Point.
The 0300 131 0300 number now offers the following options:
- Option 1 – If you know what service you need, choose Option 1 to access the automated options (see below)
- Option 2 – If you wish to speak to someone in person
Choosing Option 1 will give you access to 3 further options:
- Option 1 – Urgent Care (0700 – 2300, 7 days)
- Option 2 – Adult Social Care (0800 – 1900 Mon – Fri)
- Option 3 – Nottingham Health & Care Point (0800 – 1900 Mon-Fri) for referrals to CityCare services (see below and each service page)
Citizens who call the Health and Care Point should find it easier to get through to speak to someone who is able to direct calls to the right team as quickly as possible. Those picking up the calls are trained in health and social care – they will understand the call being made and know where to get help if they can’t resolve the call themselves.