Support for Carers

Below you will find information on support in the following areas: Portsmouth, Croydon (South London), Walthamstow (North London)

PORTSMOUTH

PROFESSIONAL CARE

Do you work as a care or a support assistant, a home care assistant, or a live-in carer? Find support here:

 

Care Workers’ Charity helps people working in the care sector that struggle financially or with mental health:

www.thecareworkerscharity.org.uk


National Association of Care & Support Workers (NACAS) is an organisation that offers a professional membership for those that work in the care sector: www.nacas.co.uk


 

INFORMAL CARE

Are you a family member or a friend caring for someone at home? Find support here:

 

Portsmouth Carers Centre

Ask for Polish Speaking adviser Natalia Luszczyk

Call: 023 9285 1864

Email: carerscentre@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

 

Carers UK

Adviceline

Monday to Friday: 10am-4pm

Call: 0808 808 7777

 

Carers Together in Hampshire

Call the Carers Listening Line 

Monday to Friday: 10am-4pm 

Call: 0800 03 23456

 

Contact A Family

Advice for parents and carers

Monday to Friday: 9.30am-5pm

Call: 0808 808 3555

 

Marie Curie Support line

For people with terminal illnesses, family members and carers

Monday to Friday: 10am-5pm

Call: 0800 090 2309

 

Alzheimer's Society

National dementia helpline 

Monday to Wednesday: 9am-8pm

Thursday & Friday: 9am-5pm

Saturday & Sunday: 10am-4pm

Call: 0300 222 11 22

CROYDON / SOUTH LONDON

PROFESSIONAL CARE

Do you work as a care or a support assistant, a home care assistant, or a live-in carer? Find support here:

 

Care Workers’ Charity helps people working in the care sector that struggle financially or with mental health: www.thecareworkerscharity.org.uk

 

National Association of Care & Support Workers (NACAS) is an organisation that offers a professional membership for those that work in the care sector: www.nacas.co.uk

 

INFORMAL CARE

Are you a family member or a friend caring for someone at home? Find support here:

 

Croydon Carers Centre is a support centre for carers in Croydon: Visit: www.carersinfo.org.uk/about-us/carers-support-centre

Call: 020 8649 9339, option 1 (if no one is available, please leave a message).

Monday to Friday, 10 am-4 pm

Email: enquiries@carersinfo.org.uk

*The centre’s drop-in service is currently closed due to Covid-19. Call in advance to confirm when face-to-face visits will restart.

 

Croydon KIDS SENDIASS provides information, advice and support for people under the age of 25 with special educational needs and disabilities, as well as their parents and carers.

 

Marie Curie Support line supports people with terminal illnesses, and their family members and carers

Call: 0800 090 2309

Monday to Friday: 10am-5pm

 

Alzheimer's Society: National Dementia Helpline 

Call: 0300 222 11 22

Monday to Wednesday: 9am-8 pm

Thursday & Friday: 9am-5pm

Saturday & Sunday: 10am-4pm

WALTHAMSTOW / NORTH LONDON

 

PROFESSIONAL CARE

Do you work as a care or a support assistant, a home care assistant, or a live-in carer? Find support here:

 

Care Workers’ Charity helps people working in the care sector that struggle financially or with mental health: www.thecareworkerscharity.org.uk

 

National Association of Care & Support Workers (NACAS) is an organisation that offers a professional membership for those that work in the care sector: www.nacas.co.uk

 

INFORMAL CARE

Are you a family member or a friend caring for someone at home? Find support here:

 

Carers First is a single point of access for carers. They have a dedicated helpline that provides advice on care assessments, financial help, respite care, legal issues or working carers.

Call: 03003031555 

Monday to Thursday 9 am-5pm and Fridays 9 am-4:30 pm

Visit: www.carersfirst.org.uk

 

The Young Carers Project supports children and young people who give regular care to a parent, carer or sibling with a disability, mental health needs, drug or alcohol dependency, or other needs.

Call: 020 8496 2442

Email: young.carers@walthamforest.gov.uk

 

KIDS SENDIASS provides information, advice and support for people under the age of 25 with special educational needs and disabilities, as well as their parents and carers.

Call: 020 3233 0251

Email: wfsendiass@citizensadvicewalthamforest.org.uk

 

Marie Curie Support line supports people with terminal illnesses and their family members and carers.

Call: 0800 090 2309

Monday to Friday: 10am-5pm

 

Alzheimer's Society: National Dementia Helpline 

Call: 0300 222 11 22

Monday to Wednesday: 9am-8 pm

Thursday & Friday: 9am-5pm

Saturday & Sunday: 10am-4pm

Join UNISON’s Campaign ‘Five demands for a national care service’ to support a living wage and professional standards. Download a graphic from the website and share it on social media. Learn more: www.unison.org.uk/our-campaigns/

Are you having trouble accessing these services? Email us for support at natalia@pomoc.org.uk