Support for carers
Carers provide vital support to many patients so we fully welcome them to all our hospitals and clinics.
If they wish, they can support and participate in a patient’s personal care and, with prior agreement from the nurse in charge of the ward, are also welcome outside regular visiting times.
We also offer the following here at the Trust:
- The Macmillan Centre supports people with cancer, their families and carers
- The Joint Community Learning Disability team offer guidance and support for people with a learning disability, their families and carers
The local Carers Support Centre offers information, advice, support, training, social events and activities for carers who live, work or study in Croydon, or care for someone living in the borough. The service publish a How To Guide for carers in Croydon which gives details of local and national support for carers.
Other useful resources include the Age UK Older Peoples Information Directory.
There are lots of local and national organisations offering support services to carers:
Community support groups A-C
2, Katharine Street,Croydon, CR0 1NX
Tel: 020 8680 5450
Support and services for people in later life including: advocacy, befriending, benefit checks, independent support brokerage, gardening, handyperson, nail care, domestic help at home, computer training, insurance and financial products and a wide range of positive ageing and information and advice services.
Age UK Croydon has put together a comprehensive list of support groups and services for older people. They can be viewed on: www.accdirectory.org.uk.
Heavers Resource Centre,
122 Selhurst Road,
South Norwood, London, SE25 6LL
Helpline: 0845 300 0336
Tel: 020 8916 3587
Services for people with dementia: trips out, befriending service, grants for taxis, carers support, café social interaction, info & advice, young carers support group and training for carers.
Nearest to Croydon:
First Floor,18 Stephenson Way, NW12HD
Tel: 0844 888 2111
A social network, support thro sharing experiences, provide info, ways of managing arthritis, generate local awareness, active in campaigning.
Aztec Centre(for independent living)
Croydon, CR0 2QT
Open Mondays and Tuesdays 10am to 4pm.
Tel: 020 8664 8860
Support and advice for people who have a disability or sensory impairment and require information, advice or purchase mobility aids. Also equipment for people with visual and hard of hearing /deaf impairments, together with equipment for memory loss. The range of telecare techniques can be appreciated and installation arrangements actioned.
Park Lane, Croydon, CR9 3JS
Tel: 020 8726 6500
Park lane, Croydon
Helpline: 0800 731 5920 (Wed 11am - 2pm, Friday 9am - 12 noon)
Information provided on housing benefits, fraud investigation, housing and council tax benefit, local housing allowances and welfare benefit advice
Croydon Accessible Transport(CAT)
14 Willis Road, Croydon, CR02XX
Tel: 020 8665 1972
CAT have arrange of accessible minibuses and an accessible car. Membership is required to access he service. Transport available both locally and outside the borough for day trips, respite or holiday transport.
Carers Support Centre and the Carers’ Information Service
24 George Street, Croydon CR0 1PB
020 8649 9339, option 1
The Carers’ Information Service runs the Carers Support Centre, offering information, advice, support, training and social events and activities for carers who live, work or study in Croydon, or care for someone living in the borough. All services are free of charge, but some are only available to Croydon residents.
3, Lennard Road,
Tel: 020 8700 8800
A community mental health team (CMHT),comprising health and social care professionals, offer support on mental health issues.
Croydon Asia Women’s Organisation
Tel: 020 8409 1152
Help and support is given to lonely asian women with their day to day problem such as ; language, education, health, loneliness and housing
Croydon University Hospital
Tel: 020 8401 3974
19, Wisborough Road, Sanderstead, CR2 0DR
Tel: 020 8657 6982
Informal and social support meetings, with talks by cardiac specialists, dieticians, nurses, doctors or health visitors. Rehab talks also included.
1,Overbury Crescent, New Addington, CR0 0LR
Tel: 01689 846890
Strand House, Zion Road, Thornton Health, CR7 8RG.
Tel: 020 8684 2236
Free confidential and impartial advice and information on: depts, welfare benefits, employment, consumer rights, housing and relationships. Check on reception open and pre-booked appointments times.
Croydon Disability Forum
c/o CHRC, Summit House,
50 Wandle Road,Croydon,CR0 1DF
Tel: 020 8686 0049
A volunteering organisation with bi-monthly meetings ( Friday 1-3pm,72 Wellesley Road, Croydon. Advice &support for disabled people and lobby locally on key issues to improve services. Working groups established on important issues.
50, Wandle Road, Croydon, CR0 1DF
Tel:020 8686 0049
Supporting the community requiring support for hearing loss, and dual sensory impairment with Croydon Voluntary Association for the Blind. Surgeries over borough, home visits, free hearing screening service and counselling &equipment advise.
Croydon Voluntary Action,
97 High Street, Thornton Heath, CR78RY
Tel: 020 8684 3862
CVA provides practical support and development for local voluntary and community groups to build their organisational capacity. Also informs and represents local voluntary organisations.
72-74 Wellesley Road
Tel: 020 8688 2486
Specialist low vision and IT services, psychological / emotional support, orientation /mobility, independent living support / communication, focus groups, support for dual sensory loss and reducing social isolation.
Community support groups D-Z
22 Park Street
Tel: 020 8688 3622
Professional Advocacy service, Information and Advice on disability related matters, Bespoke training on disability, Support services / negotiation / representation, RADAR keys for accessible toilets.
It is a website for parents of children with Down's syndrome created by, run by & moderated by parents of children with Down's syndrome.
Len Pyant Community Centre, 17, Elmwood Road Croydon, CR02SN
Tel: 020 8665 1255
Advice, support and information given to people with epilepsy, their families and friends.
Ethnic Minority Advice Bureau
1109-1111 London Road, Norbury, SW16 4XD
Tel: 020 8679 0692
Provides information, advice and support services to minority ethnic groups in Croydon
Adult Services and Housing,
Park lane, Croydon, CR91DH
Tel: 020 8726 6100
Accommodation agents in Croydon, hostels information, advice and support agencies, money advise, housing benefit advice, landlord harassment and low –cost home ownership.
Opposite Croydon University Hospital Entrance
530 London Road
Croydon CR7 7YE
Tel: 020 8401 3441
A wide range of information and support, complimentary therapies, counselling, benefits advice and volunteering opportunities.
Marie Curie Hospice, Harestone Drive
Tel: 01883 832600
Promotes quality of life for terminally ill people and support for their families, completely free.
Portland House, 678 London Road,
Thornton Heath, CR7 7HU
Tel: 020 8684 5890
Social clubs and activities available for all age groups with learning disabilities:Treetops children’s centre : 6-12 years old),Youth Club 12-18 years old, Adult Monday social, Saturday and sports clubs.
26 Pampisford Road, Purley, CR8 2NE
Tel: 020 8668 2210
Mind in Croydon works to promote good mental health and empowers people to lead a full life I their local community. Educates and provides services campaigns& raises funds, partnership with others, values diversity and focus on quality.
North Surrey group of Coeliac UK
24, Hamond Close
South Croydon, CR2 6BZ
Tel: 020 8645 9495
Support newly diagnosed members and provide support and arrange 3 meetings per year, with two meetings per year for those newly diagnosed.
Prostate Cancer Support Group
2 Purley Road (Tesco), Purley, Surrey, CR8 2HA
Tel: 0208 868 0974
Help for those people with or affected by prostate cancer, by providing info and opportunity to talk in confidence to others similarly affected.
Damson way, Foundation Drive,
Tel: 020 8770 1151
Offers assessment of driving ability and car adaption needs to drivers wishing to continue driving into old age. Specialist driving school offers rehab after illness. Advice in choosing wheelchairs or powered pavement scoters.
Refugee Project Croydon
South Norwood Centre,
Sandown Road, London, SE25 4XE
Tel: 020 8656 7958
A service for immigrants in outer London boroughs to be a multiracial organisation serving refugees in our community and able to respond to their changing needs with changes in legislation.
Croydon Council, Social Services, GP District Nurse, or AgeUKCroydon
Tel: 020 8726 6500
A short break in a Care Home, at a day centre or it can be provided in a clients own home.
Marco Polo House, 3-5 Landsdowne Road,
Tel: 020 7101 9960
A range of accommodation based services, including specialist hostels for young people leaving care, women and children fleeing domestic violence and a project involving those recovering from alcohol and drug abuse. Helping young people make their transition to independence and their full potential
Stroke Support Group
Christchurch Community Centre,
The Group provides support for people who have had a stroke and their carers. Group meets 2nd Thursday of every month, including lunch and a seated exercise group.
Croydon Council, Taberner House,
Park Lane, Croydon, CR9 1DH
Tel: 020 8760 5505
These are two Council run agencies for homeownerswho are infirm or disabled. Advise and practical assistance is also given.
Wheels for Wellbeing
336 Brixton Road,
London SW9 7AA
Tel: 020 7346 8482
A charity which supports disabled people to cycle in London.