Supporting Unpaid Carers

Are you looking after someone who couldn’t manage without 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. 

 

Events & Activities

Our activities involve carers coming together to explore a new hobby, skill, or activity. This service creates opportunities for carers to connect, make new friends, and access support. Not to forget,  provide carers with a much-needed break from their caring role.

Young Carers Services

We support young carers aged up to 18 years old with a range of activities to provide time out from their caring role, offer one-to-one help, balance their lives with their caring, improve their relationships, schoolwork and support them with their wellbeing.

Elite Specialist Home Care Service

Our Home Care service provides professional, friendly, person-centered support and care in your own home.

Register for specialist advice, information & access to a range of support services.

Once you have registered with us, you will be able to access our services. We will discuss your caring role to understand the areas in which you need support or help. We will offer you specialist, tailored advice and support based on your needs.

This can include activities, training, benefits advice, help in filling out forms, peer support and provide you with helpful information and free resources.

We can also signpost you and the person you care for to relevant specialised sources of support in Harrow.

We are delighted to announce that we will be hosting our first-ever ‘Carer Recognition and Awards’ on Thursday, June 13th 2024

Do you know someone who goes above and beyond to care for others? Whether it’s a family member, friend, neighbour, or carer, we want to hear about their dedication and compassion.

Every unpaid carer has a unique story to tell; they are the backbone of our communities.

Nominate a deserving unpaid carer today and help us shine a spotlight on their selfless efforts. Let’s show our appreciation for the outstanding individuals who make a difference in the lives of others every day.

If you’d like to nominate someone, please click on the link below or email wellbeing@harrowcarers.org to receive a paper copy.

https://forms.gle/HZZpVeGTDYe3MvNE7

Nomination deadline: Monday, June 3rd, 2024. Winners will be announced and presented with an award at the Family Celebration Day on June 13th, 2024.

Is our befriender service for you?

Our befriending service for elderly carers is off to a flying start. We have volunteers visiting carers at home once a week, playing games, learning and exchanging views with each other.  

“I enjoy every minute with her.  She has brought sunshine into our lives.” Ian, 73

Many of our elderly carers suffer from loneliness and social isolation. For them, seeing someone for a cup of tea and a chat is a lifeline – a connection to the outside world.

If you would like to receive a regular ‘friend’ or you would like to join us as a volunteer and make a huge difference to someone’s life, please contact Kalpana Mehta, Befriender Co-ordinator kalpana.mehta@harrowcarers.org

Help with your health and well-being

Looking after your own needs is so important when you have caring responsibilities. 

We run workshops, clubs, counselling sessions, advisory, befriending 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.

Check out our Carers’ Guide

A guide with tips, advice and support for unpaid carers

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.

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.

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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