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. 

 

Friendship Cafe

Come along to our dementia friendly café for coffee, cake and an opportunity to meet and socialise with people who are facing a similar future in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. Afternoon Drop-in’s every 1st Wednesday of the month 1:30pm-3pm for Carers and Cared for.

Young Carers Services

We support young carers aged up to 18 years old with a range of activities to provide time out from their caring role, offer one-to-one help, balance their lives with their caring, improve their relationships, schoolwork and support them with their wellbeing.

Elite Specialist Home Care Service

Our Home Care service provides professional, friendly, person-centered support and care in your own home.

Register for specialist advice, information & access to a range of support services.

Once you have registered with us, you will be invited to attend a one-to-one assessment. We will discuss your caring role to understand the areas in which you need support or help. We will offer you specialist, tailored advice and support based on your needs.

This can include activities, training, benefits advice, help in filling out forms, peer support and provide you with helpful information and free resources.

We can also signpost you and the person you care for to relevant specialised sources of support in Harrow.

Stay warm with us!

This winter, we’re dedicated to supporting our incredible unpaid carers and their cared-for individuals. Join us at the Warm Hub every Thursday at the Old Lyonians Ground, 74 Pinner View, HA14QF, from 11 AM to 3:00 PM.

  • Learn IT Skills
  • Socialise and connect with others
  • Receive the support you deserve

Warm Hub- 11-3 pm (Drop in)

Digital Surgeries 1-3 pm (please register by emailing wellbeing@harrowcarers.org or call 020 8868 5224) Old Lyonians Ground, Pinner View, HA1 4QF

Help with your health and well-being

Looking after your own needs is so important when you have caring responsibilities. 

We run workshops, clubs, counselling sessions, advisory, befriending 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.

Check out our Carers’ Guide

A guide with tips, advice and support for unpaid carers

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.

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.

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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