The carer drop-in is closed. Carers with appointments will be contacted and offered telephone appointments.
A carer looks after a family member, friend or neighbour who needs their help due to illness, disability or old age. A carer can be a child or an adult, and the person they care for can be a child or an adult.
Recognising yourself as a carer can help you get the advice and support you need to look after yourself, and continue caring as long as you wish to.
If you care for an older person or an adult who is disabled or ill, you are entitled to a carer’s assessment. The assessment looks at how your caring role affects your wellbeing, and whether you are entitled to any support from us.
Our carer assessments are made by the Carers Support Centre. If you would like an assessment you can either:
Support for carers
Parents or carers of a disabled child or young person
You can receive a carer's assessment from the 0 to 25 special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) team.
Call 020 8726 6400 for more information.
Other support organisations
Being a carer: Which? Later Life Care
Learning disabilities: Croydon Mencap
Mental health for carers: Mind in Croydon
Children with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND): Parents in Partnership
Carers aged 7 to 25: Young Carers Project
Elderly people: AgeUK Advice Services Croydon
Alzheimer's: Alzheimer's Society Croydon