The Practice holds the Gold award for Carers Support; this is an award in recognition of our work in providing services for our patients who are Carers and to help them in the role they take on when supporting a loved one.
At the Greens Norton and Weedon Medical Practice we hold a Carers register and any patient who is a Carer can register on this by collecting a pack from the front desk, completing the form and returning to reception.
Carers are eligible for an annual health check with our Health Care Assistant, an annual flu vaccine and we are also able to offer carers flexible appointments with all our clinical staff, to suit their needs, as we understand that looking after your own health can be challenging when caring for someone else, and that your time is limited.
For more information, or to book an appointment, please contact the reception team.
The Northamptonshire Carers Service aim to offer a comprehensive support service to the unpaid carers of Northamptonshire and can be contacted by telephoning 01933 677837, email firstname.lastname@example.org. The carers support line is 01933 677907 or see their website for further information www.northamptonshire-carers.org
Carers Support Line
Our Carers Support Line provides a confidential service to support the needs of Carers, including Parent Carers. The service can be accessed by Carers, professionals or anyone with a Carer related enquiry or issue.
01933 677907, Option 2
Lines are open Monday – Friday, 9am – 12noon; 1-4pm
Our Support Line provides:
- A listening ear and emotional support
- Signposting and referral to other organisations
- One-to-one telephone support
- Access to Carers Assessments
- Information and advice
- Access to the Dementia Care Advice Service
- Ongoing support
- Peer Support
- Access to Carers Sitting Services
For information on choosing and paying for care please see the Northamptonshire Care Services Directory 2021.
Are you a carer?
renew169 are launching a new ‘Carer to Carer Support Group’, every Tuesday at renew169, 12pm-1pm (in the upstairs room)
Meet and chat with people who are in a similar situation within a supportive space. Share ideas over a cuppa. Bring a hobby with you (optional).
Weekly Carers Support Group on Zoom
An opportunity to meet and chat with other carers in a similar situation as yourself.
Every Wednesday 1.30 – 2.30pm.
If you are interested or would like more information email email@example.com or call 01933 677907 option 1.
Sharing Book Club
Do you love books? Come and share your latest read, discuss and inspire others or just listen.
Every Wednesday evening on Zoom 7-8pm.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01933 677907 option 1.
Dementia Support Services
Do you have memory problems or Dementia? Or, do you support someone who does?
If so, we would like to tell you about some of the things that we are offering. All of our current groups are via Zoom and are free to join. If you would like to come along please call 01933 677837 and ask for Anne or Derry who will help you with joining details.
Dementia Friendly Choir
A time to come along switch off and meet other people. You
don’t need to be able to sing – it’s just for fun!
Every Monday 13.30 – 14.30
Sit & Keep Fit
Enjoy keeping fit to music! We have an instructor to keep you
safe and promise lots of smiles!
Every Tuesday 11.15 – 12.00 & Thursday 13.30-14.30
Poems & Rhyme
Share poems and enjoy the art of rhyme. See how this can be fun as well as engaging for the brain!
Fortnightly on Wednesdays 14.00 – 15.00.
We are planning more activities such as reminiscence workshops and much more so please check our website www.northamptonshire-carers.org or give us a call.