It is estimated that, each year around 2 million carers begin caring and another 2 million cease to be carers, so there is by no means a ‘static’ population of carers. Hillingdon Carers make a lot of effort to engage with those new to caring roles as we know that getting the right information at the right time can save you a significant amount of stress and anxiety as you adapt to caring, or as your caring role changes.

Access to Advice
From January 2018, Carers can access monthly drop-in advice sessions at Hillingdon Carers Centre from 1:00-3:00pm

Dementia drop-in
Get advice, information and support from the experts at the Alzheimer's Society
Thursday 4 Jan, 1 Feb, 1 Mar, 5 Apr, 3 May, 7 June

Council and Social Services sessions
Talk to social workers from the Local Authroity or drop in to the elected-member Carers Champion clinic
Thursday 18 Jan, 15 Feb, 15 Mar, 19 Apr, 17 May, 21 June

Help from Hillingdon Healthwatch

Give your feedback - positive or otherwise - on all health and social care services in Hillingdon
Wednesday 31 Jan, 28 Feb, 28 Mar, 25 Apr, 30 May, 27 June


Managing Mental Health
Staff from Hillingdon Mind on hand to answer your queries
Thursday 25 Jan, 22 Feb, 29 Mar, 26 Apr, 31 May, 28 June


Working for Carers

Information:
Hillingdon Carers Advice Centre, on the High Street in Uxbridge, carries a wide range of information relating to carers.

Hillingdon Carers Advice Centre in the High Street, Uxbridge carries a broad range of information that is of interest to carers and we have a series of carer Fact Sheets that give brief information covering a growing range of topics. We also carry out regular outreach to community centres, GP practices, information fairs and hospitals to bring that information out to you.



The London Borough of Hillingdon has also launched a new website which will help you to find information on all aspects of care and support services. Have a look at Connect to Support website




Hillingdon's LeisureLink card provides a discount to concessionary groups at leisure centres and library facilities.









The CEA Card is a national concessionary card developed by the Cinema Exhibitors’ Association for UK cinemas in order to allow people with disabilities to obtain one free ticket for a person accompanying them to the cinema.







The National Key Scheme (NKS) offers disabled people independent access to locked public toilets around the country. Toilets fitted with Radar Key locks can now be found in shopping centres, pubs, cafés, department stores, bus and train stations and many other locations in most parts of the country.





The Toilet Card (Just Can't Wait!)is a well recognised card that greatly improves your ability to gain access to toilet facilities in all locations







CarerSmart
is a new club from Carers Trust, (the UK’s largest Carers Charity), and is open to carers and people with care needs.







“I would not be able to cope without the support from Denise at Hillingdon Carers. I don’t do figures and find it difficult to read letters. She has also helped me to receive a grant from another charity.”