SPECIALIST MENTAL HEALTH TEAMS
If you are the friend or family member of an adult who is experiencing mental health difficulties then we may be able to offer help and support. MORE
TO SUTTON CARERS CENTRE
The aim of our work is to help ensure that no Carer has to reach crisis point before they get the support they need.
Covid-19 (Corona virus)
Sutton Carers Centre is open and, in line with Government guidance, we are delivering our services remotely. We are available should you need information, advice and or support to enable you to Care safely - and to plan care for the person/people you support in the event of you becoming unwell. During the Covid-19 crisis our phone lines and email support is running 7 days a week from 10am-10pm. If you are asked to leave a message we will get back to you as soon as possible. Our services are for Carers of all ages - children and adults.
We also recognise that concerns around COVID-19 affect your caring role. This can affect your mental as well as physical health. We are here to provide emotional as well as practical support.
The team have created a library of useful information, such as shopping, education and local and national updates. Click here for more details.
Most of our services are running remotely. Click here for more information as well as links to some useful websites.
Sutton Young Carer Phoebe and her medically-shielded mum, Charlene, tell their Covid-19 story on Sky News (with thanks to reporter Ashna Hurynag) and ITV's This Morning with Holly and Philip.
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A Carer is anyone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health concern or an addiction, cannot cope without their support.
Anyone could be a Carer – a 15-year-old girl looking after a parent with alcohol dependency, a 40-year-old man caring for his partner who has terminal cancer, or an 80-year-old woman looking after her husband who has Alzheimer’s disease.
There are around seven million Carers in the UK – that is one in ten people. This is rising.
Three in five people will be Carers at some point in their lives in the UK.
Out of the UK’s Carers, 42% of Carers are men and 58% are women.
The economic value of the contribution made by Carers in the UK is £132bn a year.
By 2030, the number of Carers will increase by 3.4 million (around 60%).
INFORMATION AND ADVICE
Our advice service is free, confidential and available to all Carers. MORE
Are you receiving all of the benefits and concessions that you are entitled to? MORE
YOUNG CARERS SERVICE
A range of specialist and targeted support to children and young people aged 8-25 years of age who have caring responsibilities. MORE
Benhill House, 1st Floor, 12-14 Benhill Avenue, Sutton, Surrey SM1 4DA
Fax: 020 8296 5616
Core working hours: Monday to Friday 10:00am until 6:00pm
Opening hours currently extended: 10am until 10pm, 7 days a week.