Are You a Carer?
Do you care for some one who, by reason of illness or disability cannot manage without you? Do let us know, by completing the form below. We may be able to help you.
Carers Identification and Referral Form
Our next Carers' Information Hub will be held at the surgery on Tuesday 17th January at 1.30pm. Carers can hear from a Diabetes expert on preventing & managing the condition. All carers welcome!
Local Amersham Carers' Support Group
Carers Bucks organise a regular support group for local carers.
Place: Amersham Free Church, Woodside Road, Amersham, HP6 6AJ
Day: 3rd Monday in the Month
Please call Carers Bucks for more details on 0300 777 2722
Do you Care for Someone with Dementia?
The Alzheimers' Society have produced a factsheet on "Looking After Yourself" in your caring role. Click here to read more.
The Alzheimer's Society have also produced a list of local services for you and those you may care for with dementia. Click here to read more
CBT for Carers of Patients with Dementia
Click on the link below to see how Cognitive Behavioural Therapy could help you manage your stress, and give you ideas for caring more effectively for your relative or Friend.
CBT for Carers.pdf
The Alzheimers' Society Carers' Helpline
Tel: 0300 222 1122
- The Helpline is usually open from:
9am - 8pm Monday to Wednesday
9am - 5pm on Thursday and Friday
10am - 4pm on Saturday and Sunday
Dementia Carers' Local Support Group
Local Support groups
Amersham Support Group for Carers' of people with dementia
This support group is run by the Alzheimers' Society
When: The first Tuesday of every month
Where: Amersham Free Church, Woodside Road, Amersham, HP6 6AJ
Call 01494 670909 to find out more.
Further Information on Caring
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?
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 person you care for
Advice and information on helping the person you look after get the benefits that they are entitled to
- Death and benefits
How your benefits maybe affected after the death of the person you look after and what happens to their benefits
- Managing someone's legal affairs
Advice for when carers find they have to take over the legal affairs of the person they are looking after
- 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
- Personal and household finance
Advice on keeping a tight rein on household and personal finance for carers
- Tax credits
Information on claiming tax credits and whether you might be eligible