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

Welcome Back

We are happy to welcome you back to the centre and more face to face activities from 1st August 2021. Some of our activities will now be taking place at The Old Lyonians grounds at 74 Pinner View HA1 4QF. This wonderful space means we can meet in a socially distanced manner but still be social! We had a great time at The Old Lyonians during carers week and look forward to seeing many more of you there as well as at the centre.

In order to protect you and our staff, we ask that all those attending any face to face activity or meeting to take a covid test before they attend (or at least twice a week for very frequent attendees) and answer negatively to the now standard questions about covid symptoms, contact with those who have covid and travel abroad. Self-test kits are available from pharmacies free. Do call us if you have any queries about this. 

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!

 

Welcome Back To Face To Face Groups

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

 

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.

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.

Our Blog

Time to Talk

Thursday 4th February 2021. Small conversation about mental health has the power to make a big difference. We know...

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Carers Rights Day

Thursday 26th November 2020 Whether you are a new carer or have been caring for someone for a while, we believe that...

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