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Carers Direct

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Are You a Carer?

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

Wigan and Leigh Carers Centre, 3 - 5 Frederick Street, Hindley, Wigan, WN2 3BD are available to offer support to carers and can be contacted on 01942 705959,  You can register as a carer with the Carers Centre and also with the surgery and registration forms are available from the Carers Centre or from the surgery. 

Dementia Carer Support Group - our PPG runs a support group for carers of people with dementia.  This is held on the last Monday of each month from 10.30 am - 12.30 pm at Shevington Methodist Church.  Please contact Beryl on 01257 424826 or Joan on 01257 252001 for further details.

In addition to this, 40 minute Dementia Awareness Sessions are also held on a regular basis in Shevington.  These sessions are for individuals and local groups who are interested in learning more about dementia.

There is also a 'Memories Group' which meets on the first and third Friday of every month between 2.00 pm and 4.00 pm at the Methodist Church in Shevington.

For more information about the Dementia Awareness Sessions or the 'Memories Group', please contact Jane on 07984 240253

There is a wealth of information on the NHS website 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

0808 802 0202
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