It is estimated that, each year around 2 million carers cease caring and another 2 million begin 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.
Hillingdon Carers High Street Advice Centre in 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.
Hillingdon Carers experienced team of Carer Advisers have helped thousands of you to claim the benefits to which you are entitled, which go some way to helping with the cost of caring and reducing the impact that caring can have on family income.
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
“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.”