Health

Macmillan Cancer Support

macmillan.org.uk

Continuing Health Care

nhs.uk/nhs-continuing-care

NHS

Type 1 diabeties

Type 2 diabeties

Diabetes UK – Hereford

Herefordshire Diabetes UK Group provides information and support to people with Diabetes living in Hereford and the surrounding area, treated with insulin, tablets and diet.

hereford.diabetesukgroup.org

Family Drug Support

Family Drug Support

People aged less than 65 years of age and who have a serious medical condition such as chronic neurological disease or learning disability are eligible to receive the free NHS flu vaccination.

Everyone over the age of 65 can have a vaccination irrespective of whether they have any underlying health conditions.  Their GP should invite them to their practice for a vaccination but they can also go to a pharmacist for the vaccination.

Carers are also able to receive the NHS flu vaccination for free if they are the main carer for someone who is elderly or disabled. They should speak to their GP Practice or a pharmacist for more information. Further information is also available on the Carers UK website www.carersuk.org

carersuk.org/guilt-and-resentment

HEARING BOX AIDS

We have recently developed a range of hearing aid boxes, working in partnership with Worcester Acute Hospital NHS Trust. The boxes are intended to help clients who use hearing aids, particularly those that are liable to losing them. The boxes are wipe clean, see through to support those who are visually impaired and can easily be seen by others so that hearing aids can be found. There is also additional space to hold batteries and cleaning equipment. The boxes are ideal for those who have nowhere to store their hearing aids at night, enjoy regular holidays or face regular hospital visits. We have worked closely with hospital patients, audiology departments, and our own clients to ensure that the box is ideal for the task. The box labelling is also useful as it can be used to highlight to somebody else that you are deaf or hard of hearing, which is often tricky for those in a situation such as a hospital stay.

A limited number of boxes are available at a cost of £3 per box with a minimum order of 10. Retail price on these is expected to be £4.99.

www.deafdirect.org.uk

2gether Trust

Carers information booklet aims to provide some information about your involvement in the care we provide to your friend or relative but equally important it aims to provide information about support for you in your caring role, from 2gether Trust and from other local organisations.

2gether.nhs.uk/carers-information

Healthwatch Herefordshire

Healthwatch is your consumer champion for health and social care. We are local people working for you, to represent the views of children and adults. We are inclusive, and we want people from every part of the community to participate.

healthwatchherefordshire.co.uk

Herefordshire Clinical Commissioning Group

Herefordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are committed to timely identification of dementia because it is the first step towards provision of meaningful support, for the changing needs of the person, their families and carers.

herefordshireccg.nhs.uk

St Owens' Chambers, 22 St Owens Street, HEREFORD HR1 2PL

01432 260618

herefordshire-mind.org.uk

Wye Valley NHS

FALLS Service

carers.org/pharmacies-and-medicines

herefordshire-mind.org.uk

ALZHEIMER’S SOCIETY

Nationally is here for everyone affected by dementia.  A National Dementia helpline 0300 222 1122 is available for anyone with questions or concerns about dementia.

Sign up to Talking Point, the online community for anyone affected by dementia and share experiences/ get support 24 hours.

alzheimers.org.uk

carers.org/article/mental-health

Legal Guide to dealing with Dementia (Carers Trust)

DEMENTIA CONNECT

Dementia Connect is a comprehensive and easy to use online service for anyone affected by dementia in UK. People can enter their postcode or place name to find voluntary, statutory and community services nearest and most relevant to them.

Each listing includes a map and clear essential information about the service.

alzheimers.org.uk/dementia_connect

Herefordshire Clinical Commissioning Group

Herefordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are committed to timely identification of dementia because it is the first step towards provision of meaningful support, for the changing needs of the person, their families and carers.

herefordshireccg.nhs.uk

St Owens' Chambers, 22 St Owens Street, HEREFORD HR1 2PL

01432 260618

Memory Service

Referrals via GP

Aims to provide specialist assessment, diagnosis and treatment for people worried about their memory and offer support to their carers

Capacity to see 50 new referrals each month

Initial assessment by a Nurse or Psychiatrist but access to other team members for specialist assessment- Occupational Therapists, Psychologists and Speech and Language Therapists

Offers diagnosis where appropriate, titration of medication and a care plan for future support

2gether.nhs.uk/memory-service

Benet Building, Ruckhall Lane, Belmont, Hereford, HR2 9RP

01432 842200

MIND Herefordshire

MIND works to ensure that no-one has to face a mental health problem alone. On their website, you will find information about them and the services they provide. You can also download various information booklets.

herefordshire-mind.org.uk

National Council for Palliative Care

National Council for Palliative Care

Stress is a feeling of being under abnormal pressure. This pressure can come from different aspects of your day to day life. Such as an increased workload, a transitional period, an argument you have with your family or new and existing financial worries. You may find that it has a cumulative effect, with each stressor building on top of one another.

During these situations you may feel threatened or upset and your body might create a stress response. This can cause a variety of physical symptoms, change the way you behave, and lead you to experience more intense emotions.

Stress affects us in a number of ways, both physically and emotionally and in varying intensities.

mentalhealth.org

How to manage and reduce stress

Stress Management & Dealing with Addiction Triggers

Stress and addiction go hand-in-hand, and when someone doesn’t learn how to manage their stress effectively, the likelihood of dangerous self-medication by using illicit substances greatly increases. This form of coping oftentimes leads to addiction. My page discusses how stress affects the body, tips on holistic stress management techniques, and the connection between stress and addiction triggers.

fightaddictionnow.org

Know your stuff

knowyourstuff.nhs.uk

Hope Support Services

Award-winning, youth-led support is available to anybody aged 11-25 when a close family member is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness – such as cancer.

hopesupport.org.uk

mariecurie.org.uk

St Michael’s Hospice

st-michaels-hospice.org.uk

Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)

The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) is the UK’s leading charity supporting blind and partially sighted people. They offer practical and emotional support to those that need them, so they can continue living life to the full.

rnib.org.uk

Blind Veterans UK

For over a hundred years, Blind Veterans UK has given free practical and emotional support to ex-Service men and women living with severe sight loss.

Blind Veterans UK

Beat the heat

Staying safe in hot weather

Public Health England and NHS England

How to cope in hot weather

NHS Choices

Eat well

nhs.uk/live-well/eat-well

Getting enough sleep

‘If you’re a carer, you may be having broken or not enough sleep. Occasionally, having a disturbed night will affect you the following day, but if you are having trouble sleeping for longer than a night or two, then everything will seem harder.’  Carers UK

carersuk.org

Live Well

nhs.uk/live-well

Looking after your Health

‘Caring for someone can be rewarding but it can also be very tiring, putting a lot of demand on your physical and emotional energy. When you are simply coping day to day and responding to the needs of others, it’s easy to forget your own health needs.’  Carers UK

carersuk.org

Balanced Lives

Balanced Lives is an 18-20 week programme run by Action for Elders which aims to keep older people active, healthy and independent.  The iBCF is funding two programmes in Herefordshire: one meets every Monday at the Northolme Community Centre in Belmont from 10am – 12noon.  A further programme is being developed in the north of the city on the College Estate.

actionforelders.org.uk

Loneliness

carers.org/tackling-loneliness

Taking care of yourself

carers.org/taking-care-yourself