Cowbridge: 01446 772383

Llantwit Major: 01446 794080

St Athan: 01446 751751

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Novel Coronavirus (COVID 19) – advice for patients

The latest advice is to self-isolate for 7 days if you have a new continuous cough or high temperature.

If you live with other people, the entire household should stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person gets symptoms.

If you live with someone who is 70 or over, has a long-term condition, is pregnant or has a weakened immune system, try to find somewhere else for them to stay for 14 days. If you have to stay at home together, try to keep away from each other as much as possible.

If you are worried about symptoms of Coronavirus you should use the NHS Direct Wales online symptom checker at www.nhsdirect.wales.nhs.uk/COVID19

You should only call 111 if the symptom checker advises you to.

Please do not attend your GP surgery, community pharmacy or A&E department if you have any symptoms of Novel Coronavirus to stop the spread of infection.

You can help stop the spread of Novel Coronavirus by ensuring you practise good hygiene. Cough and sneeze into a tissue, bin it and immediately wash your hands with soap and hot water for at least 20 seconds.

For up to date advice please visit phw.nhs.wales/coronavirus

With immediate effect the Practice will only be offering telephone appointments, where the GP or Nurse will then decide whether you need to be seen at the surgery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are You a Carer?

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.

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

Services for Carers Information Download

Carers Gateway

Calling all Carers to the launch of the Carers Gateway on 24 March, which aims to improve the quality of life for carers, and the cared for, helping them sustain their caring role and enhance their ability to have a life outside caring.

Many other providers of services for carers from across the region will also be there to promote all available services. Refreshments and lunch will be included for all attendees.

RSVP: info@ctsew.org.uk 01495 769996 Carers Trust South East Wales

 

You are not alone

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.

Western Vale Family Practice Carer’s Champion – Renae Crockford

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, appointments can be made at Cowbridge Health Centre, St Athan Surgery or Llantwit Major Clinic.

We are really proud to confirm that in November 2018, Western Vale Family Practice was the first GP surgery in the Vale to receive Silver Carers GP Accreditation. See:

http://www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk/en/our_council/press_and_communications/latest_news/2018/November-2018/Vale-marks-Carers-Rights-Day-2018.aspx

 

Information

All of these sites offer practical advice as well as information on support and financial services that are available to you.

www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk/carers

www.cardiffandvalesocialcare.co.uk/help-for-unpaid-carers

www.dewis.wales

www.ymcacardiff.wales

 

Please also contact Carers Trust for information and advice

 

 

South East Wales Carers Trust

Telephone: 01495 769996

Website: www.ctsew.org.uk/

E-mail:info@ctsew.org.uk

 

A Young Carer is defined as someone under 18 who provides care on an unpaid basis for another person. The person they look after may be a parent, a brother or sister, a grandparent or other relative.

They may provide practical or physical care, help with personal care, and help with domestic tasks and/or emotional support.

There are an estimated 700,000 young carers in the UK and a recent survey in the Vale of Glamorgan indicated that 1 in 12 (8%) of pupils in primary or secondary school could be young carers.

Young carers face serious caring responsibilities, in addition to the daily tasks they complete for their parents such as housework, cooking and bathing, they live with the added pressure of school and, often, a lack of understanding from schoolmates.

For more information and guidance see:

https://www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk/en/living/social_care/adult_services/Carers/Young-Carers.aspx

 

 

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. 01446 794080

St Athan

The Surgery

The Square

St Athan

Barry

CF62 4PF

Tel. 011446 751751

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