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.

 

Our Blog

The job market now and how it affects carers

The job market now and how it affects carers

Evidence that the pandemic has affected carers significantly more than non carers is growing, and it points to carers being affected in all areas of their lives. The Office for National Statistics has just published a report that shows hard hitting evidence about the...

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How Could Life Be Like For Carers After Lockdown?

How Could Life Be Like For Carers After Lockdown?

As the nation is moving into step four of the easing of lockdown, the government is removing COVID-19 prevention measures as we try and return to normal life. As of July 19th, wearing masks in most public spaces will no longer be a legal requirement but the government...

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How to Balance Caring Responsibilities With Work

How to Balance Caring Responsibilities With Work

Looking after someone while working can be a lot to handle at once. You might be concerned about the person you care about while you work, and this may a negative impact on your well-being. It can be helpful to know about some of your rights at work and think about...

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