As well as our care homes, we offer free information, support and advice in helping you to care for a family member, friend or neighbour. The Carers’ Information Service provides a wealth of information on topics including money matters, transport, housing, social services and can signpost you to a range of local and national organisations to support you in your caring role.
If you are a carer who is considering a Whitgift Care home for the individual you are caring for, but are not sure if this is the right step, the Carers’ Information Service can offer knowledge and experience to help you make an informed decision.
The service also provides:
- Help with form-filling, applying for grants, attending meetings and liaising with professionals on your behalf.
- An enquiry and advocacy service for one to one support.
- Publications including How to… A Guide for Carers in Croydon, a range of factsheets, a regular newsletter called Carers News and a monthly e-bulletin called What’s New for Carers?
- Monthly training courses for carers on practical skills, such as first aid and self development topics such as confidence building. These sessions give carers the opportunity to learn new skills, meet others and take time out from their caring role.
The Carers’ Information Service is based in the Carers Support Centre, a new drop-in centre for carers in Croydon. If you think they could help, please either drop in or contact them for an informal chat.