Cowbridge: 01446 772383

Llantwit Major: 01446 794080

St Athan: 01446 751751

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Please note that there is currently a national shortage of the Pneumococcal vaccination. This vaccine is recommended for indivduals over the age of 65 years.  When stock of these vaccinations is received, priority will be offered to those in clinical risk groups.

Flu Vaccination Clinics 2018/19
For details of our vaccination clinics and eligibility, please check below for further information.

 


Did you know that 6.5 million people in the UK are carers; that’s 1 in 8 adults? Growing numbers of people are taking on caring roles for family and friends, which can be a hugely rewarding experience, enriching relationships and bringing satisfaction and well-being. However, up to 50% of Carers miss the support they need to stay mentally and physically healthy whilst caring. It’s more important than ever to shine a spotlight on the huge contribution carers make and reach out with information and support.
My name is Renae Crockford and I am part of the Nursing Team at Western Vale Family Practice, I am also the Carer and Dementia Champion. We are very privileged to have lots of support available in the Vale and it’s part of my job to connect patients and their Carers with these services. There really is something for everyone!
At Western Vale Family Practice, we pride ourselves on providing excellent support to our patients and through my role I can take time to listen and understand your particular needs, signpost you to the support that is available and help you to engage in local clubs and groups, potentially meeting others in similar situations.
If you ever feel that you need specific guidance or support as a Carer and you are a patient at Western Vale Family Practice, please feel free to arrange an appointment with me, Renae Crockford appointments can be made at Cowbridge Health Centre, St Athan Surgery or Llantwit Major Clinic.

Content Supplied by NHS Choices

Are You a Carer?

If you are please let us know – we may be able to help you

A carer is anyone who cares, either paid or unpaid, for a friend or family member.  Anyone can be a carer, from a young person looking after their parent to an older person looking after their spouse who has dementia. Whilst it can be very rewarding, caring can having an impact on many aspects of your life.

There is a wealth of information on www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk/carers, http://www.dewis.wales and  NHS Choices about carers and caring. All of these sites offer practical advice as well as information on support and financial services that are available to you.

Carers Rights Day – Friday 30th November 2018

Caring for your Future: ‘Do you know your rights?’.

Information drop-in sessions for unpaid carers looking afdter a member of their family or a friend (living in the Vale of Glamorgan) who has an illness or disability.

Drop-in sessions are being held on Friday 30th November at the following locations:

  • Waitrose, Barry – 10am -12 noon
  • Morrisons, Barry -10am – 4pm
  • Asda, Barry – 10am – 4pm

 

Please contact Carers Direct for more detailed advice and support:

Telephone
0300 123 1053
Helpline Information
http://www.nhs.uk/carersdirect/carerslives/helplines-and forums
Email
CarersDirect@nhschoices.nhs.uk
Office Hours
Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.

Contact Information

Cowbridge

Western Vale Family Practice

Cowbridge Health Centre

The Broad Shoard

Cowbridge

CF71 7DA

Tel. 01446 772383

Llantwit Major

The Clinic

Boverton Road

Llantwit Major

CF61 1XZ

Tel. 011446 794080

St Athan

The Surgery

The Square

St Athan

Barry

CF62 4PF

Tel. 011446 751751

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