Support for Carers
Our receptionist, Lesley Rapa, is our practice Carer's Champion. She has a wealth of knowledge about resources available to our carers, to help support them in the invaluable work that they do. Lesley will more than happy to speak/help you in any way she can.
Although carers and the organisations that support them have long been aware of the needs of carers, we know that bodies like the NHS and Local Authorities have let them down. Hence there is a new Carers Strategy that:-
Identifies - getting carers to recognise themselves in that role and helping staff to spot carers
Informs – giving carers information that is accurate, appropriate and up-to-date
Involves– carers are consulted in a timely way , and their knowledge of the cared for person is treated with respect
Supports – recognising that carers often need support long-term support
The strategy recognises the vital role carers play as our partners in care in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan. More information about support for carers can be found on the Cardiff Healthboard Website:-
Please also feel free to see our Carers information Board within the surgery waiting room for more information.
The practice now has a Mental Health Liaision officer. Due to Covid-19 the officer is no longer based at the Premises but please speak to a member of staff if you have concerns. In the meantime please look at the leaflets below which contain useful advice and contact numbers if you are struggling during this time.
Mental Health Advice leaflet
Our purpose-built premises is also used by external agencies to provide private health services.
Age Connect Nail Cutting Service
Nearly 1 in 3 older people are unable to cut their toenails. Age Connect run a regular nail cutting service from our surgery. Please follow the above link for more information.
Private physiotherapist, Claire Beeson, runs ActionPhysio. She practices from Radyr Medical Centre weekly. Please see her website for more information.