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Play Safe, Stay Safe

The University Health Centre has been successful in securing some funding from The Queens Nursing Institute to help raise awareness of Men’s Sexual health. The project aims to deliver sexual health screening via drop in clinics in the Student union Advice Centre and through self-screening packs which will be available around the University of Huddersfield and The University Health Centre.

The Queens Nursing Institute is a registered charity dedicated to improving the nursing care of people in the home and community and will be supporting this year long project. 

For more information click here.


Advance Notice - Car Parking

We would like to inform you that a new Automatic Number Plate Recognition camera controlled car park management system will be in place from April 2017. 

Patients and visitors must enter their full, correct vehicle registration into the terminal at reception to be entitled to up to 1 hour free parking whilst in the Health Centre ONLY. Blue badge holders - all terms and conditions apply. Failure to comply with the terms and conditions will result in a parking charge of £70. We are unable to rescind any parking tickets issued. 

If you are going to be at the Health Centre for more than one hour please inform reception.  


Contraception and Sexual Health Clinic (CASH)

From Monday 16th January 2017, the University Health Centre will be offering a drop in Contraception and Sexual Health Clinic (CASH) from 9:30am to 11:30am daily. ‘Pills’, ‘morning after’ pill, condoms, STI screening for both male and female patients. You do not need to book an appointment for this - just turn up! 

Please note pre-bookable CASH clinic appointments will be available daily from 8:30am to 9:30am. 

*This service is for registered patients only*

Are You A Carer?

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

There is a wealth of information on NHS Choices about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.

  • Caring for a parent

    Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home

  • Telling people

    Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you're a carer is important so they understand and can support you.

  • Taking a break

    Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it's essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.

  • Housing and carers

    Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?

Contact Carers Direct

Telephone
0808 802 0202
Helpline Information
http://www.nhs.uk/carersdirect/carerslives/updates/pages/carersdirecthelpline.aspx
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.

Carers support groups

Finance and Law

Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.


Carers Champion

At the Health Centre our Carers Champion is Rita Taylor. We have a dedicated Carer's board displayed in the practice with various details of help and support that is available. 


Can Carers Count Help You?

Carers Count is a new service for any adult in Kirklees who gives, or has given, time and energy, without being paid, to look after an adult family member or friend who can not manage on their own. 

At Carers Count we recognise that being a carer can impact on your day to day life significantly, including, emotionally (it can be both rewarding and isolating), financially (you may be unable to work)and physically (your own health can suffer as a result).

Carers Count has been set up to promote the wellbeing of carers so they can continue in their caring role and have a life of their own by;

  • Providing quality advice and information
  • Running groups, activities and sessions.
  • Providing support and helping carers to support each other.
  • Helping carers have a voice and be heard through the advocacy service and the Carers Network.
  • Providing training
  • Helping to raise awareness of carers rights and issues to the wider public.

Any carer contacting and using the service can expect;

  • To be listened to and taken seriously
  • To be treated with respect.
  • To be supported in a way that meets their individual needs

If you are or have been a carer and would like to gain support from our service or advice and information please get in touch.  This website offers links on current information which may affect you as a carer and information on events and services that Carers Count provides. We also have a facebook page which we would love for you to 'like' to gain access to the current updates at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Carers-Count/274535789350172 

Please click here for the latest newsletter.


The Herbert Protocol - Safe & Found

The Herbert Protocol is a national scheme being introduced by West Yorkshire Police and other agencies which encourages carers to compile useful information which could be used in the event of a vulnerable person going missing.

Carers, family members and friends can complete in advance, a form recording all vital details, such as medication required, mobile numbers, places previously located, a photograph etc.  In the event of your family member or friend going missing, the form can be easily sent or handed to the police to reduce the time taken in gathering this information.

The Herbert Protocol initiative is named after George Herbert, a War veteran of the Normandy landings, who lived with dementia.

For more information please visit : http://www.westyorkshire.police.uk/dementia/herbert-protocol


The University Health Centre is now apart of the Kirklees Safe Place Scheme!

What is the Kirklees Safe Places scheme?

The Safe Places scheme is to help vulnerable people when they go out. Sometimes when we go out things can happen and you need help but there is no one around to ask. You might have lost your bus pass or someone has been unkind and you feel upset and afraid. A Safe Place is somewhere you can go to for help if this ever happens to you.

For more information please visit : https://mencapinkirklees.wordpress.com/learning-disability-services-kirklees/safe-places/

Please click here for the latest newsletter.


The University Health Centre is ...

dementia

What is Dementia? 

Dementia is a brain disease which often starts with memory problems and goes on to affect other parts of the brain.It mainly affects people over 65 and the likelihood increases with age but it can affect younger people too.Being diagnosed with dementia can be an anxious time for both you and for your friends, family or carer.

It is very important that you know how much support and expertise is available and how to get help.

Dementia Action Alliance

We are signed up to Dementia Action Alliance which brings together organisations across England committed to transforming the lives of people with dementia and their carers follow us at: http://www.dementiaaction.org.uk/members_and_action_plans/4287-university_health_centre


Wellbeing For Men In Kirklees

Please see the leaflet below for a range of innovative community based peer support, friendship groups and physical opportunities for men in Kirklees. 

Wellbeing for Men in Kirklees Leaflet



 
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