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Support for carers

As a carer, you play a vital role in providing the help and support that your friend, partner or relative needs in their everyday life.

However, caring can be difficult both physically and emotionally, and by getting in touch with us to tell us about your caring role, we can check that you’re getting as much support as possible and tell you about the wide range of services available for carers locally.

Who is a carer?

A carer is anyone who provides any care or support to an individual such as a relative, partner, friend or neighbour who needs assistance in their day to day life and cannot manage without your help. Carers do this without payment, and they are not under a contractual obligation to provide care.

Many people who are caring for someone do not necessarily see themselves as carers.

Carers can be:

  • mothers and fathers
  • sons and daughters
  • young people
  • husbands, wives and partners
  • friends and neighbours

What support is available?

There are a number of services both in Brent and nationally to help support carers. We may also be able to provide you with direct support such as respite or additional assistance in your home if you meet certain criteria.

Brent Gateway Partnership is a new service led by Age UK Brent, Harrow and Hillingdon with support from Harrow Mencap and Capable Communities.

Providing Care Act Advocacy; Mental Health Act Advocacy; Mental Capacity Act Advocacy; Carers support services and Social Isolation Prevention, the new partnership will provide a more joined up service by enabling users to have a single point of access to a range of services.

You can contact them on 020 3948 0600, info@brentgateway.org.