Do you look after a family member or friend who couldn’t manage without your help?
Perhaps you look after someone who is frail, ill, has a disability, mental ill health, or substance misuse issues?
Maybe you care for a child with a learning or physical disability?
If you are, then its important that your GP knows about it. Ask to speak with one of our Carer Links. You can complete an online Carer Registration Form and we can make a note on your records that you care for someone as well as on the records of the person you care for.
By registering as a carer you will also be able to access a range of information, support and advice services. You will receive a regular newsletter, be able to access the Emergency Card service as well as other services such as respite, and emotional and financial support.
For more information about services available to you call
Cheshire West Carer Support Helpline on 0300 102 0008 (Monday-Friday 9-5pm)
Visit the website www.cheshirewestcarersupport.co.uk
Cigarette smoking is the greatest single cause of illness and premature death in the UK. It can also significantly impact your family’s health and wellbeing.
Quitting smoking is the single best thing you can do for your health – the benefits go far beyond your lungs and your wallet. But that doesn’t make it easy. Many smokers don’t know where to begin their quit journeys. There isn’t one right way to start but getting prepared and knowing what to expect can make things easier. It is never too late to quit smoking.
The best way to quit smoking for good is with expert help from your local stop smoking service, together with aids such as e-cigarettes or nicotine replacement in patch, gum, mouth spray or inhalator form.
Stop smoking services are free, friendly and can hugely increase your chances of stubbing out the habit for good.
For more information on local stop smoking services, click on the link to help you quit for good.
If you would like to try stop smoking by yourself, small changes to your lifestyle may help you resist the temptation. Click on the link by NHS England for some more information on 10 self-help tips to stop smoking.
You can also download the NHS Smokefree app to track your progress, see how much you’re saving, get daily support and much more.