Carers news

Fantastic News!!!!!

Benefit support

Appointment are now available within Darlington Carers support office to support registered carers (with Darlington carer support).

Alison Donoghue project team Leader “I am delighted to announce this new initiative and look forward to working with Citizens advice bureau to offer this much needed service.” All appointments need to be booked in advance via contacting our office on 03000301215 The campaign is to ensure people across Darlington are claiming the benefits to which they are entitled. The campaign, called Darlo Millions, seeks to target assistance to client groups who have the greatest difficulty ensuring they get the correct rate of benefit. One of the groups we are focusing on will be Carers. In order to better meet the needs of carers we will be running sessions at Darlington Carers support office twice a month to help individuals claim all the benefits they, and the person they care for, are entitled to. The sessions will be held on the first and last Thursday in every month starting on the 3/05/2018. If you require an appointment please contact Darlington Carers Support on 03000301215 to arrange. Mike Robinson who works on the project says “it is often difficult for carers to get the time to seek advice for themselves and, yet people with caring responsibilities are often significantly under-claiming their benefit entitlement. For instance many people are not aware that they can get financial help to care for people”.

To arrange your appointment please contact the Darlington Carers office on 0300030125

Evening and weekend appointments

Improving access to general practice:
Evening and weekend appointments now available

Patients who are registered at Blacketts can book an appointment to see a GP or nurse on weekday evenings (after 6pm) or at the weekends (on Saturday and Sunday). Appointments will take place at Dr Piper House. Talk to the practice receptionist to find out more or book an appointment.

There are appointments available as early as 7am at Blacketts Medical Practice and as late as 7.30pm. Saturday morning appointments are also available.

By March 2019 everyone in England will benefit from access to general practice appointments in the evenings and weekends at a time that is most convenient to them. This is part of a national drive to help improve access to general practice and get the best possible outcomes for patients. Further information is available at www.england.nhs.uk/gpaccess

evening and weekend appts