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Carers

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There are lots of resources for carers in the Hounslow borough.

Hounslow Council publishes a regular factsheet called Information for Carers. It lists local, national and council services, voluntary organisations and other sources of advice and support that may be useful if you look after someone as their carer.

The factsheet includes information on:

  • National organisations and Helplines
  • Carer Peer Support Groups
  • Physical and Mental Health services
  • Help with practical caring tasks
  • Getting out and about
  • Activities and befriending
  • Work, money and legal advice

Here’s the latest version of the factsheet!

Also – have a look below at the support group meetings are out there – a chance to support each other …

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For plenty of other info:

Do you care for someone?

Dementia – all you need to know…

 

Help the homeless

Homelessness is a big problem in and around London. But how can you help?

StreetLink

Streetlink is a national website referral service that helps the public alert local authorities of people sleeping rough in their area.

Click here to see how StreetLink works.

Hounslow Outreach 

Have a look at the information below (click on the images to download) and see what’s going on at the Hounslow Street Outreach Team – there are plenty of Drop ins, Day centres and Food banks.

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   How do I register with a GP if I’m homeless?

Look at this NHS GUIDE how-to-register-with-a-gp-homeless

 

Our Duck Diabetes Programme!

A massive thank you to all our patients who took part in the first Duck Diabetes programme. We held our final event in December.

We will be sharing our analysis of the programme in due course – but in the meantime check out excerpts from all of the events below, well done and watch this space for more similar programmes!

Event number 1: The beginning…

We launched our 6 month Duck Diabetes programme on Friday 29 June – with an event which had a brilliant turnout!  Here are some snapshots from the event…

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Welcome to the programme

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What does the Duck Diabetes Programme involve?

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A Firstcare patient shares his journey with us and how he ducked diabetes

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So what is diabetes?

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What’s pre diabetes, and why do we need to duck diabetes?

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One You Hounslow shares some nutrition tips

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What support is available? Pt 1

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What support is available? Pt 2

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More about the programme

And here are some snapshots from our second event in September…

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Dr Mahmud welcomes patients to our second Duck Diabetes event.

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Maria, one of our Healthcare Assistants, explains more.

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What does ‘Duck Diabetes’ mean, anyway?!

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Making a change…

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Supporting each other is very important…

And lastly, here are some snapshots from the finale in December!

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Dr Dhir introduces the final event…

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Our HCA Maria gives a recap of the programme…

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A patient kindly gives us his experience…

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A patient who attended the programme on behalf of his mother…

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A big thank you for your feedback …

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That’s a wrap…!