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2018 Flu Clinics


The National Flu Programme has changed this year. Everyone who qualifies for a flu jab will get one, but the changes mean that we need to give different jabs to different groups, and our flu jab supply will be arriving later than usual. We will be running our flu clinics late September and during October.


Please see the Flu Clinic 2018 under Clinics and Services for full details of this year's programme.


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Carers

Oxfordshire Carers Strategy Refresh consultation

Oxfordshire PCT is refreshing its Carers Strategy.  You can participate in the consultation by clicking here.

Caring for someone is an important and valuable role in the community. It is often a 24 hour a day job that can be very demanding and isolating for the carer. If you are a carer we would like to support you. One way is to discuss it with one of the district nurse team. You can contact them on 01491 838286.

Carers Oxfordshire also provides information, support and advice.  You can contact them on 0845 050 7666 or via their website.

Coffee Morning for Carers in Benson

Benson Library are now holding a coffee morning for carers on the first Friday of every month 10.30am to 12pm.

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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.

Content Supplied by NHS Choices

 

  • 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.
Online Enquiry Form
http://www.carersdirectenquiry.nhs.uk/

Carers support groups

Finance and Law

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



 
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