Richmond Carers Centre provides a wide range of services for unpaid adult and young carers. We are currently running bespoke services for adult carers over the age of 18 and young carers aged 5-18 years. Richmond Carers Centre recognises the particular challenges faced by Young Adult Carers between the ages of 18 and 25 years. Young adult carers are supported by the Adult Carer Support Team, who can tailor support to suit the caring situation and surrounding circumstances. We also have a dedicated young adult carers information page.
Information and advice
Information and advice over the phone, by email, in person at the centre and via our website and newsletter, helping carers make informed decisions.
Emotional support by phone, email and in person at the centre. Our support team will listen without judgement, and help you work through your feelings.
Signposting and referrals
Helping carers access the right support for their situation by signposting and making referrals to other organisations providing services to carers.
Workshops for carers
Full and varied programme of workshops for carers to learn a new skill, improve employment prospects, increase knowledge base or focus on health and wellbeing.
Short breaks and trips
The Richmond Carers Centre culture club has a full schedule of short breaks and trips to museums, galleries, exhibitions and other cultural events.
Regular group activities
Regular groups and activities include art, floral design, digital photography, book club, knit, natter & sew, Kew Gardens visits and social mornings/evenings.
Qualified volunteer therapists provide complementary therapies such as massage for unpaid carers who are registered with Richmond Carers Centre.
Richmond Carers Centre provides a counselling service offering carers who have registered with us up to 12 sessions with a qualified or trainee counsellor.
Richmond Carers Centre – Young Carers Service provides free, confidential information and advice in a safe and comfortable environment. Mentoring sessions can be a source of listening support, and can take place at the centre, in school or in the community.
Richmond Carers Centre Young Carers Support team work with with organisations across the borough, including family support teams, schools, school nurses and other voluntary organisations to provide person-centred holistic support.
Richmond Carers Centre runs a respite programme for young carers during half term and school holidays. Activities include workshops, day trips, sports, creative pursuits, outdoor and experience activities. We also run regular after school groups for young carers.