A chance to be with others who ‘get it’
It’s great to be with people – other carers – who really understand. Sometimes you just want to share experiences, compare notes, have a moan or perhaps a cry. A lot of times there are laughs, even problem solving and definitely a change of scene. Peers are people like you – people who care. Peer support is about carers helping carers because they have been there.
The Carers Centre offers a range of peer support opportunities for carers and our peer support activities are generally ‘co-produced and co-facilitated’ with local carers support groups.
A number of our per support groups are condition specific with specific groups for carers of those with Renal Conditions, Dementia, Learning Disabilities and Mental Health.
Monthly Carers Forum – hear presentations from guest speakers discuss caring related issues listen to the experiences of others who have faced similar day to day challenges enjoy tea, coffee, herbal drinks and biscuits at the start of the meeting.
Carers forum monthly meetings are held at the Carers Centre, dates and details of this and all our groups can be found on our Calendar.
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