Supporting Unpaid Carers

We care for unpaid carers providing support, advice and training. 

Caring for carers

Providing support, training and advice when carers need it most

Latest Updates

Working From Home

As we enter another lockdown, we will be closing our centre to all non-staff members. We hope everyone stays safe during this time and takes all necessary precautions.

The centre is now only open to visitors by prior appointment. If you need to use the centre in anyway please email us at  admin@harrowcarers.org for booking details.

Vaccination for Unpaid Carers

We got good news! It has officially been announced that carers who receive Carer’s Allowance or are the main carer of an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer contracted COVID should be included in Priority 6 alongside people with underlying  conditions. 

This is fantastic news for carers especially after a challenging year!

 

New Support Groups Now Live

We have added some excellent new support groups right before the year ends. Support groups are now available for parent carers, cancer carer, dementia carers and those caring for a partner. Lets finish the year supporting each other! 

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. Our training includes CV writing skills, interview techniques, as well as creating a positive approach to employment. We have several success stories of carers who have secured a job they love.

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.

Why not support us?

Every donation helps; whether it’s a one-off contribution like a legacy donation or a monthly direct debit.

Your donations can help us create new services and provide better support to our carers. From complementary therapies to counselling and training for carers, your help can go a long way.

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.

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.

New Wellbeing Package

Carers have full access to our services including the welfare benefits support, mental health workshops, social and educational events and training activities.

We help members take back control of their lives and improve their living standards by doing something for themselves. We have various payment schemes to fit your financial situation. 

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.

Our Blog

National Employability Day

National Employability Day

In celebration of National Employability Day on 26th June 2020 Working for Carers are running an online session on Interview Techniques This session is for unpaid carers aged 25 or over who are interested in moving closer to employment and will cover: How to answer...

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Carers Week 2020

Carers Week 2020

Monday 8th June to Sunday 14th June 2020 Carers Week 2020 is made possible by Carers UK working together with five other national charities. Together we're asking local communities, organisations and individuals to join us in 'Making Caring Visible'. British Gas, part...

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Benefits Calculator

Benefits Calculator

The online benefits calculator makes it easier to work out which benefits you might be able to claim, and how much you could get. Both you and the person you care for can use this benefits calculator as long you are over 18 and aren’t students. It is free to use and...

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