Upcoming Carers exercise, wellbeing groups, training, workshops, clubs, social opportunities and special one off events
Updates on what's new at Hillingdon Carers Centre
When you make a donation to Hillingdon Carers, every penny you contribute will directly benefit unpaid carers in the London Borough of Hillingdon.
In 2020 we are fundraising to reinstate our much-needed Nail Cutting service and to provide activities for the whole family, where they are unable to manage this themselves.
Young Carers Awareness Day
30 January 2020
What is a young carer?
Young carers are children and young people as young as five years old
who provide regular and ongoing care to afamily member
who is physically or mentally ill, disabled or misuses substances.
A young carer may undertake some or all of the following:
Practical tasks: Cooking, housework and shopping
Physical care: Lifting, helping up the stairs and physiotherapy
Personal care: Dressing, washing and toileting needs
Emotional support: Listening, calming and being present
Household management: Paying bills, collecting benefits and online banking
Sibling care: Parenting, putting to bed and walking to school
Interpretation: For hearing/speech impairment or language barriers
Administering medicine: Insulin injections, oxygen therapy or preparing daily tablets
The impact of caring on young people
Caring responsibilities can affect a young person in many different ways. Their physical
Because of caring, some young carers:
health, emotional wellbeing, education and social opportunities can all be affected.
Find it hard to finish homework or study at home.
Are late to school or miss school altogether.
Struggle to concentrate in class because they are worrying about the person they care for.
Hillingdon Carers Centre
Office: 126 High Street, Uxbridge UB8 1JT
Telephone: 01895 811206 - Monday - Friday 8:00am-4:30pm
Out of office hours is managed by answerphone, messages are picked up the next working day.
Advice Centre: Monday -Thursday 10am-4pm, Friday 10am-2pm
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Hillingdon Carers - Compliments and ComplaintS
At Hillingdon Carers we try to give each carer the very best service but occasionally things can go wrong.
If you have a complaint, which cannot be resolved by talking to your support worker or other member of staff,
please phone 01895 811206 or write to the Chief Executive, Sally Chandler, at the address above.
We welcome any suggestions, comments or improvements we can make to our serviceS.