Are You a Carer?
If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you
A carer is anyone who provides unpaid care for a family member or friend who, due to illness, disability, mental health issues or addiction, requires support to live a more fulfilled life
Lambeth have a range of organisations supporting carers
Carers UK https://www.carersuk.org/
Carer’s Hub Lambeth https://twitter.com/CarersHub
Lambeth Young Carers: https://twitter.com/LambethYCP
September program Carers4Carers
Carers4Carers offer the following services starting in September:
10am – 2pm @ Brixton Recreation Centre
Drop in session offering complementary therapies, physical activities, arts & crafts, workshops & lunch
Friends 4 Fitness: A 12 week fitness & wellbeing programme
10am – 1.30pm @ Aspire Wellbeing, 1 Park Hall Road, London SE21 8EH
Comprehensive health & fitness check, goal setting
Weeks 2 to 11
10.00 Registration & Check in
10:30 Fitness focus (Circuits, Aerobics, Boxercise)
11:30 Mindfulness (Yoga, Pilates and Tai Chi)
12:30. Wellbeing workshops (Reflexology, Nutrition, Acupuncture, Sound Therapy)
Health & fitness review
For further information or to book please contact:
Willan Shombe - Programme Coordinator Carers4Carers
There is a wealth of information on NHS Choices about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.
Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home
Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you're a carer is important so they understand and can support you.
Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it's essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.
Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?
Contact Carers Direct
0808 802 0202
Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.
Finance and Law
Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.
Directing carers to the benefits that can help them in their caring role
Advice and information on helping the person you look after get the benefits that they are entitled to
How your benefits maybe affected after the death of the person you look after and what happens to their benefits
Advice for when carers find they have to take over the legal affairs of the person they are looking after
Advice for carers and the people they are looking after on claiming a whole host of other benefits unrelated to their disability or caring
Advice on keeping a tight rein on household and personal finance for carers
Information on claiming tax credits and whether you might be eligible