Give to Others
We understand that acts of giving, and kindness can help improve your mental wellbeing and fundamentally being a carer means you do give to others but if you feel you want to do more, then giving can create positive feelings and a sense of reward, giving you a feeling of purpose and self-worth and helping you connect with other people.
It could be small acts of kindness towards other people, or larger ones like volunteering in your local community or at the Carers Centre.
We also know that you can give to other carers by sharing your knowledge and life experiences through our peer support groups.
Carers through our weekly Arts, Crafts, & Conversation sessions make small food items for children and donate them to Foodbanks – the carer community giving to others.
We encourage to come forward and volunteer with us, who better to understand carers than carers or former carers. You can either speak to the Wellbeing Academy Manager or fill in the volunteer form on the website.
We are here to help you seek volunteering opportunities elsewhere, just ask for support and we can signpost you to organisations such Limehouse Project who guide you into volunteering.
If you haven’t already, please get in touch to
- register with us at The Carers Centre
- complete a Carer’s Assessment with us. This establishes your needs as a Carer
- then if more support is needed we can refer you to Adult Social Care for a Support Plan – a gateway to more help.
How to get in touch and ask for statutory Carer’s Assessment, advice about the assessment, an appointment with a carers support advocate
Call the centre 0207 790 1765
In person: The Carers Centre, 21 Brayford Square, London, E1 0SG
Monday - Friday – 9.30am – 5pm
Saturday and Sunday – Closed