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.
93 Records in Caring for someone.
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.
Certitude (Southside Partnership)
31-33 Lumiere Court, 209 Balham High Road, London, SW17 7BQ
Telephone: 020 8772 6222
Description: Certitude is a charity which supports people with learning disabilities and mental health needs to lead more independent lives.
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.
Council Tax discounts and exemptions
Council Tax Services, PO Box 65962, London , SW18 9HN
Telephone: 020 8871 8081 (24 hour self-service line, with a call-back option)
Description: Some properties can get a discount on the amount of Council Tax they need to pay, and some might be exempt from paying any Council Tax, including some people with disabilities or social care needs.
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.
Department for Transport - Making transport accessible to all
Zone 2/14, Great Minster House, 76 Marsham Street, London, SW1P 4DR
Telephone: 0300 330 3000
Description: The Department for Transport has an equalities team that helps make sure that transport is more accessible for everyone.
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.