Guidance on Coronavirus
Find information on what Coronavirus (COVID-19) might mean for you or someone you care for.
Get coronavirus support as an extremely vulnerable person. Register on the Gov.uk website if you have a medical condition that makes you extremely vulnerable to coronavirus. For example, you’ll be able to ask for help getting deliveries of essential supplies like food. If you’re not sure whether your medical condition makes you extremely vulnerable, register anyway. You can register yourself, or on behalf of someone else.
Harrow Carers Centre remains closed until further notice, but during this difficult time we remain committed to supporting carers and while we can continue to offer some services we are also providing alternative services to support you.
We are providing the following services :
We are keeping in regular contact with our carers by making wellbeing calls to ensure carers are coping with Covid-19 restrictions and if there is any further support or help we can further support with.
Information, support and advice
We are continuing to assist carers with information and advice on all carer relating issues including information on Covid-19 provided by our specialist team over the telephone.
Benefits advice and form filling
We are continuing offer benefit advice over the telephone and to help carers complete benefit application forms, and can assist either with a telephone call or if you have access to the internet through a video call. We will need to book you in for an appointment for this service
Counselling sessions are continuing by telephone or video call with valuable support from our volunteer counsellors.
Wellbeing sessions / Support and drop in groups
We are continuing to follow government advice and all face to face contact has been suspended. We are continuing to provide support by setting up online wellbeing workshops and support chat groups to keep carers in touch with each other. To find out more email firstname.lastname@example.org
Working for Carers
We are continuing to accept referrals and are providing employment advice by telephone or video conferencing to those carers who are actively looking to return to work.
We are continuing to support our householders and homesharers with regular telephone calls to check-in to ensure their wellbeing. We are continuing to take on new clients with video call interactions.
Young carer’s services in schools are currently postponed but we continuing to keep in touch with virtual services and sessions. Keep an eye on on your emails and the Young carers Instagram for new exciting sessions, quizzes, support groups and workshops.
Our vital Homecare service will continue their duty of care where all our care support workers are equip with the necessary PPE under government guidance as keeping our clients and staff safe is our top priority. If you are struggling to manage your own or a relative’s daily tasks due to the effects of COVID-19, we can help with our Homecare services and for more information call us on 03300882224.
Further information about protecting Homecare clients is available from 03300882224.
Volunteer Service Covid-19
We have a new volunteer service responding to Covid-19 which has been set up for carers and their loved ones to assist with food shopping, drop offs of PPE, medication pick up and befriending support during this difficult time.
Please contact us on 020 8868 5224 if you have any questions or need support.
Harrow Council Hotline
To help our most vulnerble residents in Harrow, Harrow Council have opened a hotline that you can call on. Coronavirus Hotline telephone number 0208 901 2698
Potential Power cuts
National Grid is finding it hard to cope, and there may be power cuts-people are advised to wear warm clothes and buy candles. If you sign up to Green Doctors, you can get put on a priority list so that your electricity is turned on before anyone else, or else they get compensation.
Please can you help Harrow Carers
We are asking for your assistance in our emergency appeal for funds to help provide essential services for our carer community and the vulnerable at this time. Our resources to provide appropriate, essential PPE for our care workers is placing our service under great financial strain. We are being charged extortionate prices and have received no help from government or the local authority as yet.
Every penny raised helps us to provide essential, safe support. We have no shareholders as a charity, everything we do is for carers, their loved ones and vulnerable community of Harrow.