Information for Carers:
Who is a Carer? – A carer provides unpaid support and care on a regular and substantial basis to a relative or friend who, due to frailty, illness or disability, would not be able to live independently without them.
Although there are some issues that affect most carers, caring for someone with certain conditions can bring its own set of practical and emotional challenges and concerns. This section covers information on specific caring roles and conditions.
We recognise that if you are a carer, it can be difficult for you to focus on your own health and your own well being.
Please tell us if you are a carer. Naturally we may already know if you care for one of our patients, however many of you care for people who are not registered with our practice.
Help is at hand
We benefit locally from an excellent service called "Carers Bucks".
Information about this free service, which is run by Buckingham County Council, can be found here:
You do not need to see your GP first, just give them a call on 0300 777 2722.
Young Carers Bucks is part of Carers Bucks and supports children and young people in Buckinghamshire aged 6-18 years old who have a caring role.
Help and support is also available from the Carers Trust
Nationally there is a service called Carers Direct.
Here is a link to their website: Carers Direct
You can arrange a FREE fire safety assessment for yourself, someone you care for or anyone locally via the brilliant team at the Buckingham and Milton Keynes Fire Authority.
You can download the necessary form by clicking this link:
Fire Assessment form
and then send it by post to:
Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service, Brigade HQ, Stocklake, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP20 1BD
or by email to:
and they will take it from there.
Have you or someone you care for suffered a stroke?
The Holmer Green Stroke Club is here to help.
This link will take you to their page on the Stroke.Org website for more information.
Holmer Green Stroke Club
You can also find support in your area by selecting one of the following links:
The Chiltern Stroke Club
Totteridge Stroke Support Group
Princess Risborough Stroke Club
Phoenix Stroke Club - Marlow
Amersham Stroke Support Group
We are proud to be a Dementia Friendly Organisation
At Hughenden Valley and Chequers Surgeries we have been working to make your environment Dementia Friendly since 2008.
Across the UK 0.6% of our population have dementia. It is no different in Hughenden Valley or Prestwood.
We recognise that the impact of that is not limited to the person diagnosed, but also effects their families and their carers, of course they are often one and the same.
In association with our PPG (Patient Participation Group) we maintain a Dementia Resource Pack with up to date advice and some really helpful information and local contacts to help you, for example did you know that you may get a rebate on your council tax if you have or are caring for someone with Dementia?
You can download the pack by clicking here: Download Dementia Resources Pack
The NHS have pubished this handy guide. Its a good place to start. Here:
If you know of or provide relevant services which are not listed here please let us know so that we can add them to this page for the benefit of our patients.