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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. 

Cost of Living Crisis

With the cost of food, everyday items and energy prices spiraling, unpaid carers are facing unprecedented financial difficulties because of the UK’s current cost of living crisis, piling further stress on those caring for family and friends after an extremely challenging two years caring through COVID-19. Caring already comes with additional costs that can significantly impact carers’ finances, and we know many carers suffer financial hardship as a direct result of the care they provide.

 

Winter Warm Hub, Unpaid Carers and Cared For

Vulnerable Unpaid Carers and the Cared for will be able to stay warm, have a hot drink, use the free wi-fi, take part in wellbeing activities, and connect with others. Thus, our aim is to minimise the impact of the cost-of-living crisis on our Vulnerable Unpaid Carers and Cared For’s health and wellbeing so that they are able to continue caring with the support of Harrow Carers.

Every Thursday in December at Old Lyonians Ground, 74 Pinner View, HA14QF

from 11:30-3pm

You are invited to join Harrow Carers jolly fundraising Christmas jumper quiz!

Only £10 a ticket pp (includes a meal and soft drink. Teams of 4 people minimum). Old Lyonians Ground, 74 Pinner View, HA14QF,

Monday, 19th December 2022 – 5:30 pm onwards

Harrow Carers  Christmas Party 

Thursday 22nd December 12noon-3pm

To book either events please call 02088685224 or info@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.

Free Information and Advice for Unpaid Carers in Hounslow

Knowing your rights as an unpaid carer

Advice on how to navigate the social care system

Easy contact via: telephone, zoom or home visits carried out

Contact us for more information:
Tel: Donna Tibby 07719012459
Email: Donna.Tibby@harrowcarers.org
Admin Tel: 0208 868 5224

 

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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