Hi, I’m Vicky and I work part time as a Primary Care Network Community Link Worker for the Harthill PCN. This covers King street Medical in Cottingham, Park View and Peeler Surgeries in Hessle, Anlaby Surgery, Willerby Surgery and Market Weighton Group Practice.
My role varies from other Primary Care Networks and other Community Link Worker roles as the Harthill PCN requested my support to help with patients who are carers or bereaved. The ideal scenario would have me based from each of my 3 practices but due to the pandemic I am currently working remotely.
As part of my roll I can book up to 4 appointments with you for up to 60mins in length giving me a great opportunity to offer you support and signpost to other services if needed.
It’s important for a number of reasons your surgery is aware you are a carer, are being cared for or are suffering with grief. They will then be able to offer you an appointment with myself who can support you further.
There are many support networks out there but to access your local Community Link Worker you can contact the YOURhealth service by calling 0800 9177792 or by clicking here
During our calls we would discuss any issues at home around benefits, adaptations, family support, social aspects or even talking therapy or accessing local support groups dependant on where you live.
Where to find more information
*The East Riding Carers Support Service based in Beverley – for carers and finances- (01482) 396500
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: https://www.eastriding.gov.uk/living/care-and-support-for-adults/carers/
*Beverley Cherry tree community centre-advice and form filling- 871993, Beverley Cherry Tree Community Centre | Advice | East Yorkshire (ctca.org.uk)
As above 60 minute appointments can be offered for up to 4 sessions for support. Sometimes further support is needed such as befriending services, financial guidance, or talking therapies which I can help point you in the right direction of.
Cruse: Self referral only-Hull and East Riding | Cruse Bereavement Care
Good grief: Home – The Good Grief Trust