Veterans & Carers

Veterans

NHS England veteran friendly accreditation logo

Nunwell Surgery is an accredited GP Practice. Dr Joanna Goodman is our dedicated clinical lead for Veterans.

Please speak to Reception for more information on on the help and services we can provide.

Nunwell Surgery - Accreditation Certificate

RCGP Veterans Poster

RGCP - Top Tips for Veterans

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OP Courage

OP COURAGE launched last March for patients in the UK who are veterans. This may be particular relevant due to the current events in Ukraine. For those unfamiliar with the service, OP COURAGE is a specialist NHS mental health service designed to help serving personnel due to leave the military, reservists, veterans and their families. Patients can contact the service to make an appointment, or ask their GP, charity, family member or friend to do this.

 

For more information, click here


Carers

  

Are You a Carer?

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

Herefordshire Carers Support has recently changed but will still be able to support local Carers Groups, offer training opportunities, counselling and trips and social events. 

Please see the webpage for further information:  http://www.herefordshirecarerssupport.org/ 

Crossroads Together

Crossroads Together offer a range of support services to carers including an information and advice service, called CarerLinks. The CarerLinks team based in Hereford offer free emotional and practical support to unpaid family carers across Herefordshire, helping them to protect their health and well-being and cope with their caring role.

You can find more information on their website by following the link below:

Crossroads Together Website

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.

Finance and Law

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



 
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