Lechlade Medical Centre

Oak Street, Lechlade, GL7 3RY

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NHS

Telephone: 01367 252264

Fax: 01367 253180

correspondence.lechlade@nhs.net

Carers

Are You a Carer?

If you care for a relative, friend or neighbour in an unpaid capacity, please ask reception for a Carer Identification Form. When you have completed this and returned it to Reception, we will add you to our Carers’ Register and update your medical record. You can request a routine health-check and may be eligible for a Social Services Carers Assessment.

The following organisations may be able to help you find the information and support you need.

Carers Gloucestershire is an independent charity helping unpaid Carers in Gloucestershire. Being a Carer can be isolating and exhausting. Carers Gloucestershire offers support for Carers to help not only their physical and emotional well-being, but to help them to make informed decisions that have a positive, lasting influence on their lives. www.carersgloucestershire.org.uk

Carers Trust aims to provide quality support and services they need to live their own lives. Visit www.carers.org where you will find lots of relevant information, discussion boards and online forums

Positive Caring offers free local sessions that give carers the opportunity to meet with others in similar circumstances to gain and share knowledge, information and support to help in the caring role: www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/positivecaringprogramme

Carers’ Emergency Scheme can provide support in the event of an emergency

www.guidepoststrust.org.uk/gloucestershire/carers-emergency-scheme

Gloucestershire Young Carers aims to support carers under the age of 24 in reaching their potential, enabling them and their families to access support that minimises the physical and emotional impact of caring, and that promotes health and well being and resilience. www.glosyoungcarers.org.uk

Gloucestershire Parent Carers is an organisation that links together the various strands involved in caring for a child with a disability or additional needs: www.glosparentcarers.org.uk

NHS Carers Direct has a useful guide on their website and a carers’ helpline www.nhs.uk/carersdirect

Social Services – Contact Numbers

Gloucestershire County Council Adult Social Care Helpdesk – 01452 426868

Gloucestershire County Council Children and Families Helpdesk – 01452 426565

Condition-Related Local Organisations

  • Alzheimer’s Society, for Gloucestershire phone 01452 525222
  • BEAT, for carers of those with eating disorders 01285 770385
  • Nelson Trust, for carers of someone with an addiction issue 01453 885633
  • The Key, information service for families of children with long term needs 0800 0093443
  • Cheltenham and District Carers and Families 01242 222117
  • Mears Staying Put (formerly Care and Repair), a comprehensive support service providing a range of services from personal care through to practical help for older/vulnerable people to remain in their own homes, 0800 032 3139

General Support

  • Positive Caring, offering free local sessions to gain and share knowledge, information and support to help in the caring role 01452 500885
  • Crossroads: Central and East Gloucestershire, the principle route for respite 01452 302542
  • Gloucestershire Lifestyles, offer a variety of services including independent living support 01452 530184
  • Carers Emergency Scheme, providing emergency support if a carer becomes incapacitated, via Carers Gloucestershire 0300 111 9000
  • Listening Post counselling service, Cheltenham – 01242 256060,   Gloucester – 01452 383820, Stroud – 01453 750123
  • Gloucestershire Young Carers, for the support of children and young people affected by a caring situation 01452 733060
  • HEALTHWATCH, the health, social care and disability information service for both the public and professionals in Gloucestershire 01452 504989 healthwatchgloucestershire.co.uk
  • Relatives and Residents Association, for those who have a family member in residential care 020 7359 8136

Books that may be helpful

  • “Caring for Someone with a Long-Term Illness” by John Costello
  • “Caring. The Essential Guide” by Lorena Tonarelli
  • “Now, Where Did I put My Glasses; caring for your parents” by Jackie Highe
  • “The Selfish Pig’s Guide to Caring” by Hugh Marriott
  • “The Carer’s Handbook” by Jane Matthews

Opening Times

  • Monday
    08:30 until 18:30
  • Tuesday
    08:30 until 18:30
  • Wednesday
    08:30 until 18:30
  • Thursday
    08:30 until 18:30
  • Friday
    08:30 until 18:30
  • Saturday
    CLOSED
  • Sunday
    CLOSED