Learning Disability support for carers and families
Covid 19- NHS Diabetes Advice helpline
A temporary diabetes helpline has been launched in response to disruption to normal diabetes services owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The NHS Diabetes Advice helpline will be available until mid-March 2021 ( after which it may be continued )and is for adults living with diabetes who use insulin to manage their condition and require clinical advice. Where routine care has been disrupted, the helpline is available for clinical advice to help patients understand how to effectively manage their diabetes.
Patients registered with practices experiencing service pressures will be contacted to direct them to the helpline. GPs are being are asked to make patients aware of this service and advise them to use it if they are unable to get in touch with their routine care team as quickly as usual.
Patients can access NHS Diabetes Advice helpline on 0345 123 2399 Monday-Friday from 9am-6pm.
Migrant information service launches
The Life Rooms Sefton Pathways Service
Resources for people with dementia and their carers
Alzheimer's Society July 2020 activity pack
TIDE carer activities
If you have questions about dementia, want to know about local services, need help solving practical issues, seek emotional support or simply want to be kept up to date with dementia matters in Sefton, please contact Dementia Connect on 0333 1503456. See info here
Because we all care campaign https://spark.adobe.com/page/rx3i61mxD9KEx/
Dedicated app for social care workers launched https://www.gov.uk/government/news/dedicated-app-for-social-care-workers-launched?utm_source=fb2324d5-c22a-4a1a-bae3-ae33db351751&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate
Marie Curie national bereavement support service
This service is available to anyone affected by the death of a loved one at any time of their life. It provides free telephone emotional support from a dedicated volunteer for up to six weeks. The bereavement service is in addition to the charity’s regular telephone support line. Call the bereavement support line on 0800 090 2309.
HELP WITH ENERGY DEBT
Energy Project Plus is a service helping people to beat ‘energy debt’. They offer families lots of support and have links with lots of other services too….
Here’s a quick summary of what we can offer:
We’re still offering our LEAP home visit service which provides support with:
- Funding for heating and insulation measures
- Installation of Easy Measures including LED bulbs, Radiator reflector panels, Draught proofing etc
- Help switching energy tariffs
- Warm Home Discount applications (worth £140)
- Priority Service Register
- Benefits advice service
More info at: http://www.epplus.org.uk/projects/leap/
We also have the ECHO scheme which offers fully funded boilers to owner occupiers with a broken gas boiler.
Warm Homes Programme
And NEW this year – our Fuel Debt Advice Service – the team can apply to have energy debts removed.
We also have our Collective Energy Switch, which is a good one for staff to get involved with – it’s open to anyone and offers exclusive cheap energy tariffs three times a year. The registration window for the current round closes tomorrow for access to the October offers. The next round after this starts in January.
More info at: https://www.lcrenergyswitch.co.uk/
All referrals can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 0800 043 0151.
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
- Medicals for pre-employment, sports and driving requirements (HGV, PSV etc.)
- Insurance claim forms
- Passport signing
- Prescriptions for taking medication abroad
- Private sick notes
- Vaccination certificates
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.