Caring for someone
All services for carers
You are viewing all of the services and organisations in the caring for someone category. You might not think of yourself as a carer - you may see yourself as family, as a friend or a neighbour. But if you're helping to look after someone unpaid, because they are frail, ill, have a disability or another problem then you're a carer.
There are different ways you can be supported to help you cope with caring. You might need to take a break and take some time out to look after yourself. You may be able to get some benefits if you are a carer. There are support groups as well, and different ways to meet other carers, in person or online. If you're not sure where to start or what help is available, you could get in touch with Wandsworth Carer's Centre or adult social services.
45 Records in Caring for someone filtered by Key words "advice and information".
Carers UK, 20 Great Dover Street, London, SE1 4LX
Telephone: 0808 808 7777
Description: Carers UK is a charity set up to help the millions of people who care for family or friends.
Caring with Confidence - online carers course
Description: Caring with Confidence was a free online interactive learning programme for carers, which was funded by the Department of Health.
Civil Legal Advice
Telephone: 0345 345 4 345 (Minicom/textphone for deaf and hard of hearing): 0345 609 6677
Description: Civil Legal Advice is a free and confidential national advice service paid for by legal aid.
Community Care advice at SWLLC
Telephone: 020 8767 2777 (to arrange an appointment)
Description: South West London Law Centres (SWLLC) offers a specialist advice service for people with community care needs.
Contact a Family
1 Siward Road, Wandsworth, London, SW17 0LA
Telephone: 020 8947 5260
Description: Contact a Family offers support, advice and information to parents and carers of children with any special need or disability as well as professionals working with families.
Customer Care (formerly PALS Wandsworth)
Postal address: Customer Care Team, Wandsworth CCG, 73 Upper Richmond Road, East Putney, London, SW15 2SR
Telephone: 020 8812 6600
Description: Customer Care provides patients, carers and their families with free, confidential advice, information and support.
Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
Wandsworth Supervisory Body, The DOLS Office, Wandsworth Town Hall, Wandsworth High Street, London, SW18 2PU
Telephone: 020 8871 8701
Description: The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS) provide protection for people who lack the mental capacity to make a decision for themselves about their care or treatment in hospitals or residential and nursing homes.
Disability and Social Care Advice Service (DASCAS)
Battersea Library 265 Lavender Hill London, SW11 1JB
Telephone: 020 7978 7306
Description: DASCAS is now part of the Citizens Advice Wandsworth, they provide independent advice to residents living in Wandsworth borough about benefits and services available to people with disabilities, and the relatives and friends who care for them.
Disability discrimination and your rights
Description: As a disabled person, you have rights to protect you from discrimination.
Elderly Accommodation Counsel (EAC)
3rd Floor, Camelford House, 89 Albert Embankment, London, SE1 7TP
Telephone: 0800 377 7070 (FirstStop advice line)
Description: The EAC is a national charity that aims to help older people make informed choices about their housing and care needs.