Amanda (Mandy) Mason is our Carers Champion at the practice.
If you are a carer please let any member of staff know and we will add your details to our register with your permission. Mandy is able to help you with general carers information and is able to refer you to Compass Carers, they support carers across Somerset. The link below will access their website where you are able to self refer. It is very important to support our carers to keep them well as they are doing a very important role.
Mandy is part of a local area group of Carers Champion that get together four times a year for training and they arrange two events a year for our carers.
Carers Champion Event
will be on
Thursday 17th March 2016
at The Town House, 19 Union Street, Yeovil BA20 1PQ
Each practice that has a Carers Champion has a carers board in their practice which has all local events, carers groups and information.
Compass Carers is the first dedicated carers support service for carers across Somerset, offering information, advice and guidance as well as emotional support, signposting, training, and a telephone support service for un-paid carers.
If you're an un-paid carer and would like to receive our support (free of charge), please either contact us on the link below or telephone 01823 255911 10am - 3.30pm Mon-Fri.
Amanda is also our Dementia Champion/Friend.
Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends programme is the biggest ever initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia. It aims to transform the way the nation thinks, acts and talks about the condition.
Whether you attend a face-to-face Information Session or watch the online video, Dementia Friends is about learning more about dementia and the small ways you can help. From telling friends about the Dementia Friends programme to visiting someone you know living with dementia, every action counts.
Please click the link below to find out more or telephone 0300 222 5855.