Public health talk to highlight advice and support for carers

Posted: December 12, 2018

Find out more on Thursday 13 December at 6.00pm

The Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is inviting people along to one of its public health talks, which will help those looking after someone with a long term health condition to understand and recognise themselves as carers.

It will also offer them guidance on how to access the support that's available to them locally. 

The public talk will provide attendees with guidance and advice on the variety of support the Trust provides to carers, including the Carers Café and Carers Passport, which gives carers access to a range of benefits including all sorts of discounts, offers and freebies. 

There will also be insight and advice shared by one of our new admiral nurses who support families and carers looking after someone with dementia. 

Commenting on the importance of the talk, Rachel Palfreeman, Trust Carers Lead said: "The Trust is proactively offering and supporting carers, to ensure our patients can continue receiving sufficient care after discharge. 

"We work closely with Swindon Carers and Carers Support Wiltshire to help people recognise themselves as carers because often, people who care for their families have no clue that they are in fact carers, and they are not aware of the support that's available to them locally." 

The talk will take place 6.00pm-8.00pm on Thursday 13 December in the Academy at The Great Western Hospital, Marlborough Road, Swindon.

More upcoming public talks

Please see Health Talks at the Great Western Hospital.

Further information

Please see Help and support: Carers.

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