Sutton Carers Centre

What does it do?

A carer is someone of any age who provides unpaid support to family or friends who could not manage without this help.  If you are providing, without payment, support to a relative, child, neighbour, or friend due to disability,  illness or substance misuse, who could not manage without you, we are here to support you in your caring role. We provide a friendly, professional service regardless of age, race, gender, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, faith, sexual orientation or caring role.

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. Anyone can be a Carer. Carers come from all walks of life and from all cultures and can be any age. For example, you could be caring for a parent who has dementia, your partner who has depression or your child who has a learning disability. 

Caring for someone is often rewarding, but Carers can also be at risk of experiencing poverty, isolation and stress. We understand the physical and emotional challenges of caring on perhaps a daily basis and  sometimes for many years whilst juggling other responsibilities. The services we provide aim to enable you to continue caring whilst reducing these potential negative consequences for yourself. We work with other organisations to ensure that you are recognised and respected as an expert care partner and that your views are heard.

Our staff and volunteers are trained and experienced to provide support, advice and information using a whole-family approach, so that you are  able to have the best chance of living a healthy and fulfilling life.

Who it is for?

Do you have a family member, friend, relative or neighbour to whom you give unpaid care and support, due to their physical or mental illness, disability or substance misuse issue? Would they struggle to cope, or be unable to manage without you? If so, you are a Carer, and if you live or work in the London Borough of Sutton, we are here for you. We can provide you with the advice, information, time out and support to help you in your caring role and make sure that you stay healthy and well too!

Where it is available?

Local service (Sutton).

How to access or apply for it:

See contact details above

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Info last updated:

10/02/2016
Provider
Benhill House, 12-14 Benhill Avenue,, Sutton, Surrey, SM1 4DA