Information for Adult Carers
“It’s so important to get the right information at the right time when you are caring for someone else. Thanks to my local pharmacist, I’m lucky to have found out about Richmond Carers Centre early on, before the situation got too much to manage.”
We have listed below a number of useful links where carers can access information on national and local services, carers rights, carers assessments, managing medicines, equipment and aids for caring, and the Care Act 2014, as well as other sources of general information for carers. The government has also produced this leaflet containing useful information for carers.
The National Debtline has produced this ‘How to deal with debt‘ 3-step guide to help people in lots of different debt situations. The National Debtline is a national charity offering free, confidential and independent advice to people with debt problems.
The Care Act 2015 was designed to bring the rights of carers alongside those of the people they care for and recognise carers own needs, independent of the person they care for. Information on local implementation of the Care Act can be found HERE.
LGBT+ Service information
Please remember you can also contact Richmond Carers Centre for support as an LGBT+ carer. Our Adult and Young Carers Support workers have training and experience in supporting carers who identify as LGBT+.
Richmond LGBT forum formed in 2007 to provide a voice for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people who live, work, study or socialise in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, or who visit the Borough regularly. The Forum acts as an advisory group to the local council, the local police and other agencies such as the health service.