COVID-19 Information & Advice
For reliable information tailored specifically for Carers, please go to https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advice/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-covid-19, which also has links to the latest government and NHS advice, including the NHS 111 service (always dial 999 in an emergency).
More advice and information about Coronavirus and COVID-19 and help available locally can be found on the Sutton Council website https://www.sutton.gov.uk/covid-19.
For more urgent assistance regarding caring for someone, including safeguarding an adult or child, please contact the London Borough of Sutton 24-hour Duty team on 020 8770 5000.
Did you know...that unpaid Carers can still care away from home, if necessary?
During the current restrictions, unpaid Carers can continue to provide care or assistance to a friend or family member who is not within their household, someone who cannot manage or cope without support. A person also is allowed to travel to provide covering care or respite to a Carer, enabling them time out or a break from their caring duties.
When travelling to care for someone, or to provide respite care, the necessary precautions still need to be taken. Sutton Carers Centre can help with practical information, advice and support about how to care safely including access to ‘Lateral Flow’ rapid Covid-19 testing, ‘PPE’ (Personal Protective Equipment) and other safety measures you can take; they also can help you create a contingency plan in case you suddenly can’t care due to a change in your circumstances such as e.g. illness, yourself.
Useful Links to Other Services
We are gathering the latest information from local services and highlighting national support that is available to help Carers and their families. We will be updating this very soon so please keep checking. In the meantime please see the 'Useful Links' below.