Hello my name is Zena Spink and I would like to introduce myself as Towcester Medical Centre’s Carers Champion – providing you with a point of contact for any queries you may have relating to your role as carer. Many people do not see themselves as carers – they are simply someone’s parent, child or friend. If you look after someone, without payment, who is ill, frail, disabled, has mental health problems or misuses drugs or alcohol then YOU ARE A CARER. Caring can be a 24/7 job that can be demanding and isolating.
Towcester Medical Centre work closely with Northamptonshire Carers and other agencies who will be able to connect you with the relevant organisations and support networks they offer advice and send regular information directly to you. Please complete a carer’s form (if you haven’t already done so) available at reception, we will update your records and supply you with a Carers Information Pack
For further information please ask at reception to speak with Zena Spink
CARERS’ INFORMATION BOOKLET
Follow this link for the 2021 updated version of the Carers’ Information Booklet also available from the Northamptonshire Carers website
CARING AND SHARING
As a practice Towcester Medical Centre is taking positive steps towards the aim of supporting carers.
To this end we have produced a Carer’s Pack which contains information about services and help available for carers in our local area. If you do not already have one of these packs please contact Zena at the surgery who will send one out to you. She can also refer you to the Northamptonshire Carers Organisation, who may offer further assistance.
If you are a carer for someone please let us know so that we can make a note of this on your records.
Support is available for carers through local Carer’s Centres. Carer’s Centres offer a wide range of local services to help make the lives of carers in their local community easier. The services can be for the carer themselves or for the person they are caring for.
Everyone’s needs are different and Carer’s Centres are able assist with a wide range of issues including health, benefits, entitlements, mobility grants etc.
In order to find out more about our local Carer’s Centres please clink on the following link Northamptonshire Carers
There is also a wealth of information available giving advice and support for people who care for others. Below are few suggested links to web sites that may be of interest to anyone who is a carer, but there are many more on-line.