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.
Office of the Public Guardian
PO Box 16185, Birmingham, B2 2WH
Telephone: 0300 456 0300 (or textphone for deaf and hard of hearing people: 0115 934 2778)
Description: The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) protects people who may not have the mental capacity to make certain decisions for themselves, such as about their health and finance.
Papworth Trust, Bernard Sunley Centre, Papworth Everard, Cambridge, CB23 3RG
Telephone: 0800 952 5000, or by text message (SMS) on 07860 021210
Description: Papworth Trust is a charity that supports disabled people and their carers with a range of services and advice.
Parkinson's UK - Wandsworth Branch
Helpline, Parkinson's UK, 215 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London , SW1V 1EJ
Telephone: 0808 800 0303
Description: This service offers information, support, socialising and friendship to local people with Parkinson's, their families and carers.
Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) - St George's Hospital
PALS Office, St George's Hospital, Blackshaw Road, London, SW17 0QT
Telephone: 020 8725 2453
Description: The PALS team at St George's is a patient-friendly, easy to access service designed to provide a personal contact to assist patients, relatives and carers.
Patient transport - Queen Mary's Hospital
Roehampton Lane, London, SW15 5PN
Telephone: 020 8487 6012 or 020 8487 6000
Description: If you have a medical condition that makes it impossible to travel to and from hospital by any other means, you may be eligible for hospital transport.
Pictures to Share
Century House, Old Mill Place, High Street, Tattenhall, Chester, CH3 9PX
Telephone: 01829 770024
Description: Pictures to Share is a social enterprise that aims to provide "high quality and non-patronising" books and activity resources for those with dementia or cognitive problems.
Relatives and Residents Association
The Relatives & Residents Association, 1 The Ivories, 6-18 Northampton Street, London, N1 2HY
Telephone: 020 7359 8136 (Monday - Friday 9:30 - 4:30pm)
Description: This association supports people by giving them the information and guidance they need to make confident and informed choices – whether about choosing a care home, paying for care, adjusting to being in care, or complaining about the quality of care they, or a relative or friend, are receiving.
Rethink Mental Illness
89 Albert Embankment, London, SE1 7TP
Telephone: Advice and general enquiries: 0300 5000 927 or 020 7840 3188
Description: Rethink Mental Illness is a national voluntary organisation which campaigns on behalf of, and provides support to, people with a severe mental illness, their family and carers.
Revitalise (short breaks)
212 Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, London, N1 0QH
Telephone: 0303 303 0145
Description: Vitalise is a national charity that offers short breaks (respite care) and other services for people with physical disabilities, visually impaired people, and carers.
101 Pentonville Road, London, N1 9LG
Telephone: 0300 330 9256 voice or 0300 330 9252 textphone
Description: Sense is a national charity that supports and campaigns for adults and children who are deafblind.