If you are supporting someone who could not manage without you, you are a carer.
As an adult carer, your ‘cared for’ might be a partner or parent, son or daughter, another family member or even your neighbour. Richmond Carers Centre supports unpaid carers who live in, or care for, someone living in the Borough of Richmond.
Caring can be tough and some carers feel alone as they face unfamiliar situations. Meeting others in a social setting is invaluable, with carers sharing their tips, stories and recommendations with one another. From our Twickenham Green home, we host a year-round programme of activities and workshops for carers, plus trips to the West End and the City. Read about our workshops, talks and group activities and how we keep carers up to date with news and views in our regular e-newsletter.
Counselling sessions are offered in East Sheen and Twickenham.
At the heart of our service is our telephone Support Line. Maybe you are new to caring, or perhaps you have been caring for someone but now need a helping hand? Call us, on 020 8867 2380, or email us. We know the borough, our knowledge of carer support services is unrivalled and we can help you speak up for your needs when talking to local healthcare professionals.
Our Young Carers Service supports those under 18 who are taking on practical and/or emotional caring responsibilities normally expected of an adult. Parents and guardians are welcome to call the Young Carers Service team on 020 8867 2383 for advice and information. For young carers we offer social activities so, as one young carer said, we can get ‘out of the house and do fun stuff’, plus we offer confidence-building 1-2-1 mentoring, and career development sessions.
Richmond Carers Centre is at 5 Briar Rd, Twickenham TW2 6RB, a ten-minute walk from Strawberry Hill station. Buses H22, R70, 110, 267, 281, 290 and 681 stop near by.
Supported by The Barnes Workshouse Fund