What the Bush Doctors can do for you
§ Order your repeat prescriptions over the telephone
§ If your order prescriptions before 12pm you will be able to collect them on the same day
§ Allow you to pre-book all morning appointments to see a GP
You must advise the reception that you are a Carer when wishing to take advantage of any of these benefits.
As well as financial help, you may need more practical help to look after someone. This could be someone to sit with the person you care for while you go out for an hour, equipment to help you to lift the person you care for, information about local carers groups or arranging a break for yourself so that you can have a rest. For more information about carers and caring in the borough contact the Information and Assessment service on
020 8753 5456 or visit the Community Support Centre at 145 King Street, Hammersmith.
Carers have certain legal rights to benefits and other help. Carers UK is aware of many carers who do not know about their rights or how to get help.
They produce a guide which sets out what rights carers have and how they can get:
• Financial help
• Practical help
• help with combining work and caring
For more information, or advice about the benefits you can claim, contact Carers Line on 0808 808 7777 or look at their website www.carersuk.
What is People First?
People First is the core Information and Advice web service for residents, staff and fellow professionals, run by the Adult Social Care departments of Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster. Our aim is to provide easy-to-use, jargon free and engaging information in a bright visual way that will help keep people stay safe, well and independent. Click on the link below for more information