Over the past year our Carer Support Worker Brenda Tinney has been working alongside Health and Social Care Staff to improve the support available for unpaid Carers.

One aspect focused on helping staff working within Health Centre’s to recognise Carers and the important role they play in signposting them to us for support and other services and the other focused on the fundamental part of the post, providing direct support to Carers after referral. 

By working together we have been able to ensure more Carers than ever have been identified and supported at a time and place they needed it and crucially this has helped prevent them reaching crisis point.

“It is everyone’s role to identify and support unpaid Carers”

There are a range of the people who can support and or signpost you to support within a Health Centre Setting. These include:

  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Receptionists/Admin
  • Janitors/Cleaners
  • Dietician
  • Physiotherapist

You can also self-refer or ask a member of staff in the Health Centre to contact Brenda on your behalf.

You can drop in to any of the Health Centre’s. Brenda will be available at:

 

Greenock Health Centre on Tuesday

Port Glasgow Health Centre on Wednesday

Gourock Health Centre on Thursday

You can contact Brenda on 07538129362 or [email protected]