Horizon Health Centre offers a number of support clinics and services.
For more detailed information and support click, on the corresponding logos.
Bereavement Counselling Care is the leading national charity for bereaved people in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Cruse offers support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies and work to enhance society’s care of bereaved people.
Cruse offers face-to-face, telephone, email and website support. Cruse has a Freephone national helpline and local services, and a website (hopeagain.org.uk) specifically for children and young people. Our services are provided by our network of 5.000 trained volunteers and are confidential and free. Cruse also provides training and consultancy for external organisations and for those who may encounter bereaved people in the course of their work.
Support for Carers
If you are a carer, there are a number of organisations who can help and provide the practical support to make sure that you, the carer, is cared for.
Support workers work with you to identify problems related to your caring responsibilities and to find potential solution to them. they can support you to have some time of your own, separate from your caring responsibilities, if this is what you want to do.
Find out more about the support available by clicking on the logos.
We are working together with other local practices to offer patients access to more appointments in the early mornings, evenings and at weekends. To find out more about these services, please contact the practice.
What is a chaperone?
A chaperone is a trained member of the Surgery’s staff who is available to be in a consultation with you if you feel that the procedure or examination may make you feel vunerable or uncomfortable.
How do I request a chaperone?
You can request a chaperone at the time of booking the appointment. This will give us enough time to make sure that someone will be availsable at the time of your appointment. If a chaperone is not available, we can reschedule the appointment for you.
What will a chaperone do in my appointment?
Your chaperone will enter the room discreetly and remain there until the clinician has finished the examination. The chaperone will normally attend inside the curtain at the head of the examination couch and watch the procedure. To prevent embarrassment, the chaperone will not enter into conversation with yourself or the clinician unless requested to do so and will not make mention of the consultation afterwards.
Chaperone will always remain completely confidential
Alzheimer’s Society’s mission is to transform the landscape of dementia forever. In their new strategy, the New Detail on Dementia, they make a commitment to be available to every person who receives a diagnosis. They want everyone affected by dementia to know that, whatever you are going through wherever you are, whoever you are, you can turn to Alzheimer’s Society for support, help and advice. Until we find a cure, Alzheimer’s Society will strive to create a society where those affected by dementia are supported, accepted and able to live in their community without fear or prejudice. Visit their website by clicking the logo, or visit their facebook page or follow them on twitter
If you are suffering from dementia, or you are a carer of someone who is, you can make a self-refarral to a Dementia Support Service provided by the Alzheimer’s Society by calling 0300 1234 589