People affected by young onset dementia invited to take survey on the support available to them
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The number of people – especially elderly individuals – being helped and supported to live independently at home is increasing. With so many organisations offering home care services, it can be difficult to decide which one to use and what you should expect. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has published a guide for older people who arrange their own home care.
The guide includes things you should expect from a good home care service. To find out more click here.
If you are registered with us you will shortly be receiving your copy of our latest “Caring Matters” Newsletter (Autumn 2017 edition). In the meantime you can view an electronic copy by clicking here.
For up-to-date details of all forthcoming meetings, support groups, carer training seminars, etc. (including details of our Carers Week events) have a look at our Events page.
For up-to-date contact telephone numbers, email address and other details of services available to Brent carers have a look at our Carers Services Directory.
Brent Council is currently carrying out a review of home care services being delivered in Brent, to improve the quality and style of services provided. It is important that the Council hears the views of family carers on how services could be improved, and delivered in ways that meet the needs of the people you care for.
Nothing will change immediately to the support currently being provided, while the Council gathers information and comments from all stakeholders.
If you would like to contribute to the review you can do so online by clicking here. Alternatively if you would prefer to complete a paper version of the Questionnaire please Contact Us and we will send you a copy (with a reply-paid envelope). Please note the questionnaire can be completed anonymously, but all that is required is your post code.
Your views are important in shaping the landscape of carers support in Brent, and we want to know about your experiences and use this information to continually improve on the support in the borough for Carers.
To participate in the survey click here. You can also pick up a paper copy of the Survey from our offices or at one of our events.
Please take 20 mins out of your busy day to complete this important survey for all carers in the borough. Thank you !
It is now easier for Brent residents to make a GP appointment at a time that suits them, including evenings, weekends and bank holidays. In addition to current GP opening times, GPs can offer patients appointments from 6pm – 9pm, Monday to Friday and from 8am – 8pm, Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays. This means that residents can pre-book GP appointments 7 days a week, depending on the GP practice.
Any patient registered with a Brent GP practice can access these appointments via GP access hubs. Appointments can be booked at your local GP practice or by calling NHS 111 when your GP practice is closed. To find out more click here.
People in Brent now have access to a community-based Parkinson’s disease nurse specialist service, provided by London North West Healthcare NHS Trust. To read more click here.
Older vulnerable people are often reliant on relatives to raise concerns when things go wrong in hospital, yet over half (51%) of family members with a concern say it is difficult to complain about the hospital care or treatment of an older relative, according to a new survey published today. To read more click here.
Research from Carers UK shows that more that 8 in 10 unpaid carers surveyed described themselves as “lonely or socially isolated” due to their caring responsibilities. The report suggest that these carers who felt lonely or isolated were almost twice as likely to report worsened mental and physical health. To read more click here.