Your new City Carers Service
You can see the latest City Carers e-bulletin here
Support Groups for City Carers
Carers Network is committed to encouraging carers to gain confidence, make their own choices and support each other. Our vision is to support carers to support each other and lead their own groups. We have a number of social meetings and events, reaching an increased number of carers and empowering carers to peer support. Further information on City support groups here
The Carers Network Advice Line for City carers is open every Wednesday from 3pm to 7pm.
City Carer Support Worker Rose Bernstein will be picking up the phone, so please do call – whether it’s because you can’t make it to a support group or you’d rather talk in private, do give her a call with queries or concerns, or anything else that’s on your mind. Call Rose on: 07980 744 511
A Carers Forum is a group run by carers, for carers, with the aim of addressing issues that matter to you, and making sure your voice is being heard.
Anyone caring for someone who is resident in the City of London can come to these meetings, where you can raise issues about the quality of local services, suggest ideas for the development of new services, or take part in local consultations or strategically important meetings with City of London, HealthWatch, or the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).
Next Forum: Wednesday 23rd May 2018 from 11.00 – 1.30 PM in the Ralph Perring Room on Golden Lane Estate, Fann Street, EC1Y 0SJ.
Come along to take part and give your view on the issues the forum should address.
At a recent Carers Forum meeting carers thought that the Counselling & Therapy in City guide that we have put together was a very helpful collation on counselling services available in City. You can download this guide here.
New Drop-in at Portsoken Community Centre
Our new Carers Drop-in will be running on the first Tuesday of every month from 2-4pm.
The drop-in will take place in the upstairs room at the Portsoken Community Centre, 14-16 Little Somerset St, E1 8AH.
Come by without an appointment for advice, help filling out a form, or to have a chat about anything you feel like – the City Advice drop-in will be going on downstairs at the same time, so you can come to one and head straight to the other.
Other City Services
For Adult social care and information, please visit: www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/services/adult-social-care
For free advice service for the City of London, including information on drop-in, advice surgeries and telephone advice, please http://www.toynbeehall.org.uk/city-advice
Carers Week in the City
Carers Week 2018 will run from from 11- 17 June.
The programme of activities will be announced later in year.
See last year’s Carers Week activities and events for City Carers here