Services for Adult Carers
With a wealth of experience in the health and social care sector, our team of Carers Support Workers can help with information about carers rights and the support services in place locally for carers, signposting you to the correct organisation for your specific query. They can also be a source of listening support if you just feel the need to talk to someone outside your sphere of care. Information and advice can be given over the phone, by email or in person at the centre and is completely confidential. This service is free and you don’t need to be registered with us to get in touch. If you would like to speak with a member of the support team, we have a dedicated telephone support line 020 8867 2380 with a 24-hour answerphone. If the line is busy when you call, please leave a message stating your name and telephone number and a Carers Support Worker will call you back as soon as possible.
Services for carers registered with Richmond Carers Centre
Carers living in or caring for someone living in the Borough of Richmond upon Thames can access further services by registering with Richmond Carers Centre. To register, call 020 8867 2380 to speak with a Carers Support Worker. An online registration form will be available on our website soon. In the meantime, carers can us a question via our CONTACT page.
Professionals can make an online referral to Richmond Carers Centre
Professionals who would like to refer an adult carer to Richmond Carers Centre should use our online Professional referral form. Professionals will be emailed a copy of the completed form for their records.
An online referral form for young carers will be available on our website soon. In the interim, professionals can call the Young Carers Service on 020 8867 2383 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Carers feel recognised & valued as a carer
said their needs as a carer have been understood
now know what support is available to carers
felt they were treated with dignity and respect
Workshops for carers
As a carer you may sometimes need to gain new skills and knowledge to help you in/with your caring role. We offer workshops in a number of different disciplines so that you can improve your knowledge and confidence.
Regular groups and activities
Richmond Carers Centre runs a range of regular groups and activities at the Centre and out and about. Activities include art, floral design, photography, knitting and sewing, a book club, and social mornings/evenings.
Breaks, leisure and events
There is a range of activities, outings and events at and including Richmond Carers Centre throughout the year. This includes our Culture club, who meet several times a year to visit locations of particular cultural interest.
Richmond Carers Centre runs a wellbeing service that offers registered carers the chance to benefit from complementary therapies and counselling. This service relies on volunteers so the therapies we offer are dependent on qualifications and subject to change.
The Richmond Charities has awarded funding of £2,000 for 2021 to Richmond Carers Centre to help support carers via small grants of up to £250. If you are a carer and feel you may need a grant you can contact the Carers Support Line on 020 8867 2380.