Support for carers

Family and friends provide vital support to individuals, who access our services, and we recognise that this role can be demanding, difficult and isolating.

We believe that working in partnership with service users and carers is fundamental to delivering high quality care. As well as providing care and treatment to the person you care for, we are here to support you. If you have a problem or you are worried about something, please talk to a member of staff.

You may be a child or young person (under 18) supporting a parent, brother, sister or grandparent – you are also a young carer.

You may be a parent, sister, brother, grandparent or friend – you are also a carer.

You may need emotional support, which could be talking with someone about the things that worry you, or you may need support with the practical things, such as being given information, attending care meetings, or support to access community organisations. 

We’ve put together some information to help you in getting the information and support you may need in providing care.

CNWL Recovery & Wellbeing College

The CNWL Recovery College provides courses for people who use our services, their carers and our staff. Find out more about what the college offers:

More information

If you would like more information, email: karen.doherty4@nhs.net 

Other support agencies

Here are some other support agencies for carers that you may find useful:

Local carers support

Brent Carers Centre
Tel: 020 3802 7070
Email: email@brentcarerscentre.org.uk
Web: www.brentcarerscentre.org.uk

Camden Carers Centre
Tel: 020 7428 8950
Email: info@camdencarers.org.uk
Web: www.camdencs.org.uk

Harrow Carers 
Tel: 020 8868 5224
Email: admin@harrowcarers.org
Web: www.harrowcarers.org

Harrow Rethink Mental Illness Carers Support Group
Volunteer group coordinators: Ann & Jennifer
Telephone: 020 8427 7737 or 020 8952 3993
Email: harrowsupportgroup@rethink.org

Hillingdon Carers Centre
Tel: 01895 811 206
Email: office@hillingdoncarers.org.uk
Web: www.hillingdoncarers.org.uk

K&C Carers Hub (Carers UK)
Advice service Free phone: 0800 032 1089
Email kandc@carersuk.org

Kensington & Chelsea Mental Health Carers Association 
Tel: 020 8960 5813
Email: kcmhcarers@gmail.com       
Web: http://kcmhcarer.blogspot.com

London Carers Service (Hillingdon & Ealing)
Tel: 01895 441 835
Email: hillingdoncarers@rethink.org
Web: https://www.rethink.org.

Carers Milton Keynes
Tel: 01908 231 703
Email: mail@carersmiltonkeynes.org
Web: www.carersmiltonkeynes.org

Carers Network (Hammersmith and Fulham and Westminster)
Tel: 020 8960 3033
Email: info@carers-network.co.uk
Web: www.carers-network.co.uk

Information for young carers (children and young people under 18 years of age)

Brent Young Carers
Tel: 020 8795 6240 
Email: email@brentcarerscentre.org.uk
Web: www.brentcarerscentre.org.uk

Harrow Young Carers
Tel: 020 8868 5224
Email: youngcarers@harrowcarers.org
Web: www.harrowcarers.org

Hammersmith and Fulham Family Services
Tel: 020 8753 6600
Email: familyservices@lbhf.gov.uk

Hillingdon Young Carers
Tel: 01895 811 206
Email: office@hillingdoncarers.org.uk
Web: www.hillingdoncarers.org.uk/young-carers/

Kensington & Chelsea Early Help for Families Team
Tel: 020 7598 4608 / 020 7361 4129
Email: earlyhealp@rbkc.gov.uk

Milton Keynes Young Carers
Tel: 01908 231 703
Email: mail@carersmiltonkeynes.org 
Web: www.carersmiltonkeynes.org/young-carers

Westminster Children's and Families' Access Team
Tel: 020 7641 4000
Email: accesstochildrensservices@westminster.gov.uk

National Young Carers Link
Web: www.youngcarers.net/

National carer organisations

Carers Trust
www.carers.org/

Carers UK
www.carersuk.org/Home

NHS care and support:

Carers Rights (opens NHS Choices website)

Carers Direct helpline (opens NHS Choices website)

Royal College of Psychiatrists
http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/mentalhealthinfo.aspx