This is our patient support group, run by volunteer patients for patients. They help with transport to and from the surgery or hospital, for which a small donation is appreciated. They also befriend those in need of company and organise fund-raising and social events.
New volunteer drivers are needed. If you can give a little of your time, please contact the surgery for more information.
If you’re a Carer who helps and supports someone who can’t manage on their own, we want to ensure YOU get all the support YOU need.
We are trying to identify as many Carers as we can, particularly those people who may be looking after a member of their family or helping a friend or neighbour with day to day tasks, don’t really regard themselves as a Carer and are undertaking this vital activity without help or support.
Although extremely valuable and important, Caring for someone can mean being in demand round the clock and lead to a feeling of isolation, which is why we want Carers to receive all the support and information we can give, on topics such as benefit entitlement, access to respite care or maybe simply to provide a kindly ear when things get too much.
If you are caring for someone, we really would like you to let us know, so that we can ensure our records are up-to-date and, if you are agreeable, pass your details to our Carer Support Worker.
To contact our Carer Support Worker, please call the main surgery number.
For older patients, a lot of useful information can be found at www.ageuk.org.uk