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Benhill House, 1st Floor, 12-14 Benhill Avenue, Sutton, Surrey SM1 4DA
Tel: 020 8296 5611
Sutton Carers Centre is a company Limited by Guarantee with Charitable Status Registered Company Number 3353573, Registered Charity Number 1062302.
We are an independent charity delivering a wide range of local support services to meet the needs of Carers in their own communities. We provide, either by telephone, drop-in or outreach surgeries, the following core services:
Information and advice - about all issues affecting Carers, including benefits, breaks, respite and support services, Carer assessment procedures, aids and adaptations
Emotional support - by providing opportunities for Carers to talk through their concerns, both individually and in group sessions, with staff, trained volunteers and other Carers who understand their situation, thus helping to alleviate isolation and stress.
Community consultation - Carers need a unified voice in any locality to ensure that they have an impact on decision-making. By working with other agencies and consulting Carers, Carers' Centres can have a strong influence on local policy, planning procedures and outcomes. They can also ensure that the local Carers' voice can be linked in to the regional and national decision-making bodies.
Carers' Centres develop other services in response to identified local needs. These might include:
Advocacy - at tribunals, assessments, case reviews, assistance to access funds and services, or whenever a Carer needs a friend or supporter
Practical help - befriending, breaks, transport, benefits advice
Training and education - in skills often needed by Carers, such as moving and handling, first aid, and care giving; personal development; stress reduction through reflexology and aromatherapy; and training and education for professionals on Carer-related issues
Fun - time out, breaks, the opportunity to enjoy a social life, taking into account Carers' special needs and sense of isolation
The aim of our work is to help ensure that no Carer has to reach crisis point before they get the support they need.