Carers - Information and Support
If you help another person who needs support to live in their home then you may be a Carer. The person you care for could be mentally or physically disabled, ill or elderly and frail. They could be your parent, child, partner, relative or friend
How Lewisham Adult Social Care assess the support and help you might be eligible for.
Find benefits that you can apply for if you are a carer.
Information about what to do if you suddenly can't care for someone who depends on you.
Services are provided to meet a range of young carers' needs.
Tel: 020 8314 7777
Opening hours: Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm
Tel: 020 8699 8686
Professionals using too much jargon?
If you're finding it difficult to navigate the mind field of jargon that can often be used by professionals in the care and support occupations Think Local Act Personal have a useful Jargon Buster that can help carers understand the language that is commonly used in care and support work.
Carer's Briefing Paper
The House of Commons Library briefing paper - Carers was published on Carers Rights Day 2016, Friday 25 November 2016. It provides information about the number of carers in the UK and the issues they face. The report also explains the rights, benefits and support available to carers and Government policy on caring.