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Acorn & Gaumont House Surgery 153 Peckham High Street, Peckham, London, SE15 5SL     Tel: 020 7138 7888     Fax: 020 7138 7851

Carers

If you are please let us know – we may be able to help you.  Tracy Bridgeman  is our Carer Support Adviser and will be happy to help you access support.  Tracy  is available Monday Wednesday and Thursday  8:30 am to 16:30 pm – on 020 7138 7888

 

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.

Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home

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.

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.

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 Southwark Carers

Telephone

020 7708 4497

Email

info@southwarkcarers.org.uk

 

Finance and Law

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

Directing carers to the benefits that can help them in their caring role

Advice and information on helping the person you look after get the benefits that they are entitled to

How your benefits maybe affected after the death of the person you look after and what happens to their benefits

Advice for when carers find they have to take over the legal affairs of the person they are looking after

Advice for carers and the people they are looking after on claiming a whole host of other benefits unrelated to their disability or caring

Advice on keeping a tight rein on household and personal finance for carers

Information on claiming tax credits and whether you might be eligible

 

Contact Details

153 Peckham High Street, Peckham,
London,
SE15 5SL

Telephone: 020 7138 7888
Fax:            020 7138 7851

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