Southwark Carers provides information, advice and support to carers across the borough. We also aim to raise awareness of the rights and needs of carers in Southwark. We work in partnership with other local organisations to make sure that carers get as much support as possible.
Volunteer befriending for anyone feeling lonely or isolated.
Free online activities such as Mindfulness.
Activity packs for older people to do in the comfort of their own homes
Work with family carers of people living with dementia – a partner, family member or friend. Key aims are to help carers learn more about dementia and ways to improve their own wellbeing. Provide free courses designed and delivered by healthcare professionals, that will help carers develop skills and build confidence to navigate the highs and lows – meet and connect with people in a similar situation, learn how to make your life manageable and maintain your own health. Practical tips that you can use every day. Advice on carers rights and benefits. Advice on carers rights and benefits. Advice on carers rights and benefits. Information for employers of carers – practical advice and support for employers seeking to develop carer friendly policy and practice and retain skilled workers
Depending on funds, one-off payments for carer’s breaks
Supports people in caring roles in Southwark. Provide personalised one-to-one support to tackle issues causing stress. Provide information about carers rights and ensure carers are receiving everything they are entitled to. Help carers to enjoy their life outside of their caring role (facilitate access to leisure activities, education and work opportunities)
MYsocial Southwark is the social membership service open to all ages brought to you by Age UK Lewisham and Southwark. We have an online members’ calendar of events, activities and social opportunities. We hope you find things on there you want to come along to. We are always open to suggestions, so if there is something you really want to do or a place you want to visit, why not let us know, and we will see what we can do!