Carers Campion and Care for Carers

Why do we have a Carers Campion?

A carer is anyone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support.

How does caring affect your life?

For many carers, caring can be a positive and rewarding experience but there are many reasons why you made need additional support.

  •  Financial
  •   Health and Wellbeing
  •  Getting out and about
  •  Solitude and Isolation
  •  Working and learning

To help and support you in your role as a carer and we have developed a carers pack full of useful support information. The packs are free and are available from Reception.

There is also further help on these websites too:

GOV.UK – www.gov.uk

Uttlesford Frontline – www.uttlesfordfrontline.org.uk/

Carers Trust – www.carers.org

Crossroads – www.crossroadshn.org.uk

Help from the surgery.

  • Carers are entitled to an Annual Flu Jab.
  • An Annual Health Check
  • Free Anxiety and Depression Screening

Margaret Ingham- Our Carers Champion – Is here to help you access the support you are looking for. 

How to Contact Margaret: 

Margaret Ingham 01279 814730

(Margaret is available every day other than Thursdays)

Or submit your details below and Margaret will be happy to contact you.

Alternatively, ask for Karen Greaves Practice Manager 01279 81800

Also:

We are trying to form a Care For Carers Group run with the help of our Patient Participation Group

The aim of the group is to provide a support network for all local carers. The Surgery will host a monthly meeting which will be open to full and part-time carers across all conditions and disease types.

If you would like further information about joining the group please contact Karen Greaves on 01279 818006 email kgreaves1@nhs.net

If you would Margaret our Carers Champion to contact you, please complete your details below. (Margaret’s usual response time is 48 working hours)

Elsenham Surgery Carers Champion form
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