Annual Health Checks for Carers

If you are an unpaid Carer who is over the age of 18 and have a Wandsworth GP you are eligible to receive a 30 -minute Carer Consultation with your GP.

 

Your GP will check your physical and emotional health and will assess what impact your caring duties are having on them.  Where relevant your GP will then refer you to services that can support you in your caring role and with your health and wellbeing.

 

Following your initial consultation, your GP will invite you back annually for follow up consultations.  Contact your GP to make an appointment.

Complimentary Therapies at Wandsworth Carers’ Centre

Complimentary Therapies at

Wandsworth Carers’ Centre

 

Complimentary Therapies can reduce stress and give Carers a chance to take some time out to focus on their own needs.  We offer a range of therapies to Carers, depending on volunteer availability.  Therapies are available at our offices in Balham and Wandsworth High Street.

All our volunteer therapists are either trained or in training, and they are fully supported and insured.

 

Reflexology with Foot Massage: Reflexology is a non-intrusive complementary health therapy, based on the theory that different points on the feet, lower leg, hands, face or ears correspond with different areas of the body – held on Monday morning at the Wandsworth Office.

Acupuncture: Acupuncture is a treatment derived from ancient Chinese medicine.  Fine needles are inserted at certain sites in the body for therapeutic or preventative purposes – Thursday morning at the Wandsworth Office.

Body Massage: Body Massage involves working and acting on the body with pressure.  Techniques are commonly applied using the hands, arms and elbows.

We offer body massage at both offices – Wednesday morning, Wednesday afternoon and Friday morning at the Wandsworth Office and Wednesday afternoon, Thursday morning, Thursday afternoon and Friday morning at the Balham Office.

 

Call to put your name on the waiting list

and you will be offered a set of appointments for

a £10 non-refundable deposit.  

Or you can book a one-off massage appointment for £3.

 

How do I get more information or an appointment?

To find out more about the Complementary Therapies, ask at either office for a Therapy Leaflet.

We operate a waiting list for each therapy, so please call us to put your name down on 0208877 1200 (Wandsworth Office) or 0208675 0811 (Balham Office)  or email: info@wandsworhcarers.org.uk

Annual Health Checks for Carers

If you are an unpaid Carer who is over the age of 18 and have a Wandsworth GP you are eligible to receive a 30-minute Carer Consultation with your GP

 

Your GP will check your physical and emotional health and will assess what impact your caring duties are having on them.  Where relevant your GP will then refer you to services that can support you in your caring role and with your health and wellbeing.  Following your initial consultation, your GP will invite you back annually for follow up consultations.  Contact your GP to make an appointment.

GP online services Quick, easy and secure

 

Have you heard about GP online services?

 

GP online services are about giving patients the ability to access their GP surgery via the internet

Did you know? If the person you care for wants to give you access to their GP information, as their Carer you can help them to:

  • Book and cancel appointments with their doctor
  • Order any repeat medication they might need
  • See detailed information help in their GP record including medication, allergies, illnesses, test results, and immunizations.

You can access GP online services on a computer, tablet or smartphone, using a website or an app.  You will still be able to phone the surgery or call in, this is just another option that you might find more convenient because you will be able to do these things outside of normal surgery hours.

 

For more information visit NHS Direct: 

https://www.nhs.uk.nhsengland/aboutnhsservices/doctors/pages/gp-online-services.aspx

Wandsworth Carers’ Centre Information and Advice Service

We have three Information and Advice Workers at the Carers’ Centre who can:

  • Support Carers to complete benefit applications
  • Offer general benefits advice and complete benefits checks with Carers
  • Support Carers to apply for the Blue Badge and give general advice regarding transport for individuals with a disability
  • Provide general information regarding housing and lasting power of attorney
  • Support Carers to prepare for appeals.  Please be aware that we are unable to attend all appeal hearings with Carers.

This is an appointment only service.  Appointments are available 5 days a week.  To book an appointment with an Information and Advice Worker please contact the Carers’ Centre on 020 8877 1200.  Appointments may be completed on the telephone or you may be asked to come into one of our two offices based on the nature of your enquiry.

This service is in high demand, therefore, if you require assistance with the completion of a benefit application please contact us at the earliest opportunity to schedule an appointment.

 If you are wishing to check your benefits entitlements you may also wish to use one of the following websites – www.entitledto.co.u or www.gov.uk/benefits-calculators.