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Cervical Smears 

Please note that it may now take 4 - 6 weeks for their result letter to arrive, not the 2 weeks that is quoted in the invitation letter.

This is due to workloads in the laboratories, this does not mean there is a problem with your sample.

Please do not contact the laboratory for outstanding results, or any other enquiry about test results – they cannot discuss results with you and will refer you back to their sample taker.

Carers Direct

 

Are You a Carer?

If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you

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?

Contact Carers Direct

Telephone
0808 802 0202
Helpline Information
http://www.nhs.uk/carersdirect/carerslives/updates/pages/carersdirecthelpline.aspx
Email
CarersDirect@nhschoices.nhs.uk
Office Hours
Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.

Carers support groups

Finance and Law

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

Carers Trust East Midlands

Are you a carer?

You may not see yourself as one, but if you are supporting a relative or friend of any age who fits one or more of the descriptions below, then you are a carer.

They are:

  • Elderly and frail

  • are physically disabled

  • have a learning disability

  • have mental health issues

  • have a history of substance misuse

  • have a serious health condition

  • Did you know that there is a renge of suport available for you, which will help you look after yourself as well as the loved one you care gfor?

    Please click on the link for for more information & leaflet which you can print off or contact the Helpdesk on 0115 8248824 to speak to an experienced support worker who will provide a personalised service that meets your needs

    Carers Trust - Nottingham Carers Hub information

    Website: www.carerstrustem.org/hub

    Tel: 0115 8248824 (lines are open Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm)

    email: hub@carerstrustem.org

     NHS Funding for Carers Break within Nottinghamshire 

     

    Useful Links & contacts for Carers

    http://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/

    www.nottshelpyourself.org.uk

    http://www.nhs.uk/CarersDirect/yourself/Pages/Yourownwellbeinghome.aspx

    http://www.carersuk.org/

    http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/social-care-and-support-guide/Pages/breaks-for-carers-respite-care.aspx

    Nottinghamshire County Council : Tel: 0300 500 80 80

    Did You Know

    You are a carer if you provide help or support to a partner, parent, son, daughter, other relative, friend or neighbour who, due to disability, frailty, illness and/or vulnerability, cannot manage in the community without another's help.

    young_carerCarers can be any age and need not necessarily live in the same house as the person they care for. They may be in receipt of carer's allowance/premium but otherwise undertake caring without payment.

    There are approximately 12,000-13,000 carers living in the area. A significant proportion of these carers remain hidden, unaware of their entitlement to services and benefits. Your practice is actively identifying carers and encouraging them to get the support they need.

    We can help with:

    • Referrals to other agencies who are able to provide practical help, such as Social Services, benefits agencies, counselling service, local sitting service for breaks etc
    • Offer information and up-to-date news regarding carers' issues
    • A listening ear for carers

    The carer support and information workers are very interested to hear carers' views and experiences.

    Action for Young Carers

    Action for Young Careres is a service run by Carers Federation. In the county this involves group activities and days out for young carers, as well as information and advice.   For more information click on the link and complete the small questionnaire http://icare.aycnottingham.co.uk/questionnaire 

    To find a support service in your local area check out the map on www.youngcarer.com/young-carers-services.



 
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