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
Health Facilitation Carers Prompt Sheet
Accompanying a person to the doctors - Carers Prompt Sheet
Carers support groups
Finance and Law
Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.
North East Essex Carers Leaflet
New Support Groups
Abbotts Activity Centre - Ladbrook Drive, CO2 8RW - Second Tuesday of the Month starting 13th June 2013 2pm-4pm
Lion Walk Activity Centre, Eld Lane, CO1 1LS - First Tuesday of the Month starting 4th June 2013 2pm-4pm
Maryland Wellbeing & Activity Centre
Are offering free hearing loss advice and equipment sessions at :- 43 Shrub End Road, Colchester, CO3 3UE, Telephone: 01206 571862 on these following dates:-
- 27th August