'I would feel cut off without Carers' Hub, it is a reliable, safe place to meet others who get it.'  

Adult and parent

Carers

Do you look after someone?

If you look after a family member, friend, partner or neighbour then you are a carer. And if either you or they live in Lambeth, then we are here to support you.

 

There are lots of ways the Carers’ Hub team can help you.  Sometimes the hardest part is knowing where to start, but we can help you with that too.  

We’ll begin by giving you a call to find out about your situation. You may just need some information, in which case we will send you what you need via email or post.

You may be offered a one to one appointment with a member of the team.  We can meet you at your home, our offices or a suitable community setting.   

 

We will use this appointment to explore any challenges that you are facing. We’ll then work alongside you to create a support plan that is tailored to your needs, and we'll help you put it into action.

 

If you look after somebody living with dementia, a learning disability or a mental health condition, we run specialised peer support groups that you can attend. 

'I find the support very important. I can feel listened to, not feel judged and release my feelings in a safe environment. Not having to explain in great detail, because they understand.'  

There are lots of ways we can help you...

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We know that juggling your caring responsibilities with day to day tasks can be overwhelming.  We can help you think about new ways of managing your circumstances and can link you to relevant support.

Managing at home

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Work can be a source of pleasure but also a source of pain. We think that it’s never too late to think about pursuing new avenues: there are a wealth of opportunities within Lambeth, and we can help you access them.

Education and Career

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Carers face a variety of stresses in their day to day lives. We’ll link you up with the support you need to make steps in a positive direction.

Managing stress

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Relationships with family members and friends can be more difficult as a carer. We’ll help you think about your existing relationships and provide opportunities to meet other carers. 

Relationships

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Looking after someone can create a strain on finances.  We can help you to access specialist advice services and support you to make grant applications.   

Money worries

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All too often, the pressures of caring close down opportunities for spontaneity, laughter and fun. But those things are important! Our groups and social activities give you a chance to let loose and relax.

Having fun

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Carers are often doing their best for their loved ones without having learned specific knowledge and skills. This can make carers feel confused and overwhelmed. We can link you up with learning opportunities to make caring easier.

Confidence

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We all know that physical health is important, but it is easy to neglect - especially when you’re focused on someone else. We can help you to pursue realistic goals to improve your health.

Staying healthy

We are setting up a monthly meet up group to be held in community settings across the borough. 

This informal group will be open to anyone over the age of 18 who is a carer. 

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Our services

When we first meet, we’ll discuss your needs and work with you to create an appropriate support plan. Secondly, we’ll live up to our promises. And we’ll always meet at a time and location that works for you.

One to one support

Join one our our peer support groups to meet other people facing the same challenges.   The Carers’ Hub team will be there to welcome you with a cup of tea and introduce you to people when you arrive. 

Peer Support

Join one our regular first aid courses delivered by British Red Cross or find out about other courses available to you across the borough. 

First Aid Training

Getting together with other carers to relax and have fun is important.  That is why in 2019 we are setting up a regular coffee morning, group walks and outings. 

Social activities

There’s a lot of support on offer in Lambeth, but these things can be difficult to find.  We’re here to fill those gaps. We provide information on training courses, local services and other opportunities within the borough.

Information

At our Carers Forums, professionals lead discussions on the key topics that impact the lives of carers and the people they care for. We run monthly forums for mental health and learning disability carers.

Forums

Access free legal advice about Power of Attorney and Court of Protection from Anthony Gold solicitors at our monthly legal clinic. 

Free legal clinic

Carers Voices is a monthly forum open to all carers registered with Carers' Hub.  This is a space for you to share your views, insights and knowledge to help ensure local policy and practice is shaped by Lambeth carers. We invite different guest speakers each month and hold Q&A sessions.

 

Carers Voices

Peer support groups

We run monthly peer support groups and  forums, allowing you to share your experience  of caring, make friends, and develop new  skills. Different carers face different challenges, and that’s why our groups are specialised. We run groups tailored to dementia, mental health and learning disability carers.

Additional sources of support and information

 

There are lots of sources of information and support available in Lambeth.  We have included a few which you may find helpful.

Find out more

Drop us a line to find out more about how we can help. 

Ellen Reeves
Andy Liew
James Holdcroft

'It always feels such a relief to come to Carers' Hub and realise that I’m not the only one going through it and to be able to talk honestly and openly with people who get it.'     

Carers Hub Lambeth, Floor 2, 336 Brixton Road, London, SW9 7AA. Registered charity number 1182120. Company number 11403363

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