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

The invasion of Ukraine

At Harrow Carers when there is a need on humanitarian grounds we will do our best to support people no matter where they are. We are not collecting donations directly, but Harrow Council have compiled a list of organisations and appeals that residents might consider supporting. 

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

For more information contact Colin.Powell@harrowcarers.org

Join us for a summer picnic on the grounds of Old Lyonians.

Live cooking demo by Colin. Please bring your own picnic, a rug or similar to sit on, and (fingers crossed!) sun protection!
Friday 19th August 2022 12-4pm

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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A Quick Overview of Carers Rights at Work

A Quick Overview of Carers Rights at Work

When you become a carer, your whole life changes. Not only do you have to worry about the person you're caring for, but you also have to think about how your own life is affected. One thing that can be particularly difficult is trying to juggle work with your new...

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How has the pandemic changed the way we work?

How has the pandemic changed the way we work?

Various companies in the UK are not only trialling a 4-day week, but some offering further benefits in order to look after their employees, some including a free company holiday! Flexible working was enforced across the country throughout the pandemic, however coming...

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Benefiting from digital skills as a carer

Benefiting from digital skills as a carer

Many carers are facing digital exclusion, they feel nervous about being online, or may lack the skills necessary to navigate the online world. Covid-19 may have accelerated this, where the world has become more digitalised than ever before. Despite this, 97% of carers...

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