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Caring responsibilities

If you have completed a holistic needs assessment with your cancer nurse specialist you may be familiar with the concerns checklist. If you have any non urgent queries or concerns regarding caring responsibilities, simply click on the link and you will be redirected to the relevant service or information source. If you have any urgent concerns please contact your cancer nurse specialist in the first instance.

Caring responsibilities

Northamptonshire Carers Association

General Enquiries: 01933 677837
Carers Support Line: 01933 677907
Visit Website There are over 70,000 carers in Northamptonshire, each of which have their own needs. As such we aim to offer a wide menu of services. A carers assessment is a useful way of working out what best fits your circumstances. 

Public Health Northamptonshire 

0300 126 1000

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 The Supporting Independence Programme

•​ Have you noticed any recent changes in your health?
• Do you have difficulties walking or need help moving about?
• Are everyday tasks such as shopping becoming more difficult?
• Do you need someone to help you on a regular basis?
• When you need help, do you sometimes feel lonely or isolated?

The Supporting Independence Programme provides up to 12 weeks of one to one support for those of us who may have slowed a little, are feeling less confident getting around or who need someone to help on a regular basis.

This could be supporting you to increase your levels of physical activity, helping you to access medication reviews or providing emotional or nutritional support and advice. Support can be face to face or over the phone depending on your preference.

Bluebird Care

Northampton:  01604 312182

Daventry:  01327 629317

Wellingborough: 01933 271664

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Bluebird Care Northampton provides tailor made home care visits to customers and their families in Northampton and the surrounding villages including; Duston, Brixworth , Billing, Kingsthorpe, Hardingstone and many others.

We work alongside families and individuals to tailor our services to help our customers stay in control of their own care for as long as they are able to. Delivering the very best homecare is our passion, and we strive to achieve this every day.

British Red Cross 

0344 871 1111

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Find your local service

If you're returning from hospital, we make sure you have everything you need for your first 24 to 72 hours back at home. We may then provide up to 12 weeks of support depending on the level of help you need.

What help you will get: We'll assess your needs and help you decide what goals you want to achieve with our help. We can offer practical and emotional support including: transport home from hospital door-to-door transport for essential health-care journeys help with everyday tasks (for example, picking up prescriptions and shopping) companionship rebuilding confidence help arranging for bills to be paid short-term use of a wheelchair and toilet aids.

Our volunteers receive full training to support you in meeting your goals.

Dogs Trust

0207 8370006
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Canine Care Card The Canine Care Card is a FREE service that gives you peace of mind, knowing that Dogs Trust will care for your dog/s if you pass away before they do. What happens if your dog comes to Dogs Trust

If you pass away and have a Canine Care Card, we will arrange to bring your dog/s to our nearest rehoming centre. Upon arrival they will be examined by our expert vet and cared for by our dedicated, trained staff.

We will find your dog/s new owners whose lifestyle and experience match their needs. But if for any reason your dog/s cannot be rehomed, rest assured Dogs Trust never puts down a healthy dog, so we will look after them for the rest of their lives.

Borrow My Doggy

020 3826 8628
Visit Website BorrowMyDoggy connects dog owners with trusted local people who would love to look after their dog. We make it easy to arrange walks, playtime, overnight stays or holidays. Our aim is to help dog owners when they need it, give dogs more exercise and playtime and to allow people without a dog to spend quality time with one. We call it a win-win (or a woof-­woof) situation for everyone involved. 
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