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. The support line is answered Monday to Thursday between 10am and 3pm. 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. You can also fill out an online registration form or ask us a question via our CONTACTS page.
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.
Being a carer means you often put other people first and don’t attend to the basic needs of relaxation and stress-relief until they have become a problem. Richmond Carers Centre has a number of volunteer therapists currently offering massage under our complementary therapies service. This service relies on volunteers so the therapies we offer are dependent on their qualifications. The service provides carers with the opportunity to unwind and take time away from the demands of their caring role. There is currently a waiting list for this service.
It can sometimes be difficult to talk to friends and family about your needs as a carer, even the most supportive of social networks may not be able to give you the right type of support to help you in your caring role. And often if they could many carers feel they don’t wish to burden the people around them. We offer carers the opportunity to talk in a friendly, confidential environment with a qualified or trainee counsellor, to help you explore your thoughts and feelings away from your immediate everyday surroundings. There is currently a waiting list for this service.