Carers Lewisham

What does it do?

Carers Lewisham supports anyone in the London Borough of Lewisham who,unpaid, looks after a mentally or
physically ill or disabled relative or friend. We support carers aged 8-98 with a range of services including advice, information, emotional support, breaks, opportunities to meet other carers, time out from caring activities such as relaxation days and well being sessions; coping strategies, specialist support for parent carers, carer of people with dementia, carers of people with mental health problems, older carers and carers who are caring for someone who is nearing the end of their life. We currently support over 5000 carers over 500 of whom are children. We aim to build health caring communities

A carer is someone of any age who provides unpaid support to family or friends who could not manage without this help.
This could be caring for a relative, partner or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or substance misuse problems.
Carers may even be juggling paid work with their unpaid caring responsibilities at home. The term carer should not be confused with a care worker, or care assistant, who receives payment for looking after someone.

If you are a carer, your local Carers’ Centre may be able to help make things easier for you. Each centre delivers a wide range of local support services to meet the needs of carers in its community. These range from support services catered to the carer, the needs of the person you care for and the services your council may provide.

Carers have different needs and centres can assist you in information regarding health issues, entitlements, mobility, grants for holidays, equipment and support.

Who it is for?

Carers in the Lewisham area.

Where it is available?

Local service (Lewisham).

What it costs:

The service is free of charge.

How to access or apply for it:

Contact us
Tel:020 8699 8686
Fax:020 8699 0634
info@carerslewisham.org.uk
http://www.carerslewisham.org.uk

Address:

Waldram Place Lewisham Carers Centre
Forest Hill SE23 2LB

Opening hours:
Monday: 9.30am-8.30pm
Tuesday and Thursday: 9.30am-6pm (4.30 pm in school holidays)
Wednesday and Friday 9.30am-4.30pm
Alternate Saturdays for Young Carer Clubs

Additional information:

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Info last updated:

10/02/2016