Supporting Unpaid Carers

Looking after someone who couldn’t manage without you? We Care for you!

Our services are for unpaid carers, that’s anyone who provides unpaid care and support for people in the community who are ill, frail, disabled, disadvantaged or have a drug or alcohol dependency. 

Latest Updates

Harrow Carers is deeply saddened at the news of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Over the seventy years of her reign, The Queen has provided a constant example of selfless devotion to duty and public service. Without doubt, her unwavering style of calm leadership has been a reassuring presence in the lives of so many of us, particularly in times of national crises.

She was a champion of the United Kingdom, and the Commonwealth. Her work to support a wide range of good causes, including unpaid carers, has had a significant impact on the lives of many.

We are very excited to be launching our Archery club this summer!

For more information contact Colin.Powell@harrowcarers.org

Are you caring for someone who has Dementia?

We are hosting a series of weekly talks from professionals to offer special support and advice to Carers. We want to hear from Carers, caring for loved ones with moderate* Dementia who are interested in attending. Contact us on 020 8868 5224 or Email: Bridget.Bergin@harrowcarers.org

Register with Harrow Carers

You are eligible to register if you:

  • Provide care for a family member, partner or friend who needs help because of their illness, frailty, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction and cannot cope without your support.
  • Are not paid to deliver care (this does not include Carer’s Allowance).
  • Are 16 years old or over (Young Carers please email info@harrowcarers.org).
  • Live or look after someone who lives in the London Borough of Harrow.
    The link below will take you to our online registration portal. All of your information is held securely and will not be used for any other purposes other than supporting you as a carer.

Help with your health and well-being

We take a holistic approach to support.

We run workshops, clubs, counselling sessions, advisory services and other activities. We aim to make you feel better. We help you with stress management, mindfulness and well-being to boost your confidence and positivity.

New Working For Carers Video

We not only help you get back into work, but also care for your well-being and mental health.

Our experienced advisors in the Working for Carers Programme are dedicated to helping you become more confident and find a job that fits your caring schedule.

Homecare Service

Caring for someone is mentally and physically demanding.

You may need additional help or some downtime from your caring duties. Our fully trained Care Support Workers can step in to support you as much or as little as you want, whether it’s occasional help or something more regular.

Contingency Plan

contingency plan is a course of action designed to help in responding effectively to a significant future event or situation that may or may not happen.

Harrow Carers, Harrow Council and Unpaid Carers have developed a contingency plan for carers in the event that they are unable to provide care at short notice. Download your free copy for self-completion or contact us to have one sent to you in person.

Check out our Carers’ Guide

As a carer there is lots of help, advice and support available, the problem is knowing where to find the information, this guide will outline your rights as a carer and give you details, information and guide you to where you can get practical help and support in Harrow.

Join our fantastic team

We would like to hear from you if you are ready to offer your skills to support our charity.
We are always looking for dedicated people who are willing to give up their time as a volunteer to help us offer the best service to our unpaid carers as well as those who would like to join our team on a more permanent role. Please have a look at the specific volunteering and full time roles we are looking for and contact us to register your interest.

 

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Supporting carers into work

Supporting carers into work

If services supported carers into work, this could generate £1 billion in taxes. Currently, the programme Working for Carers is supporting carers in London to move towards employment. At the end of June 2022,  1,157 carers and former carers had registered with the...

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Time Management for Carers

Time Management for Carers

On average research suggests that unpaid carers provide approximately 26 hours of care a week, the equivalent of three full working days. Whereas some carers provide 24-hour care or may be balancing full time employment with their caring duties. Carers may find there...

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Navigating The Cost of Living Crisis as a Carer

Navigating The Cost of Living Crisis as a Carer

After a challenging few years of caring through Covid-19, the cost of living crisis is a new burden to unpaid carers. With unpaid carers facing a real-terms cut of 4.5% in their weekly allowance and energy bills predicted to rise by over 50%, Carers UK survey has...

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