"A carer is someone of any age who provides unpaid support to family or friends who could not manage without this help.
This could be caring for a relative, partner, child or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or substance
|Everybody knows how important it is to have some time off from caring for a relative or friend and to be able to book ‘home support services’ at short notice. There is now an on-line service that allows vulnerable adults in Greenwich, and their family members, to book breaks and home support services and to choose their own Care support workers.
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We have been providing a variety of services to local Carers since 1991, and have been able to build up a comprehensive knowledge base of Carers needs and issues, as well as the expertise required to offer effective support to those Carers making use of our services. The Organisation is a registered Charity and Company Limited by Guarantee and, although managed locally enjoys being one of over 100 independent Centresâ€™ connected to the Princess Royal Trust for Carers.
Our services, and how they are used, are constantly reviewed so that we can be confident of meeting carersâ€™ changing needs and all are delivered within the guidelines of a robust quality assurance system. In order that we do not lose our sense of direction and purpose, the Organisation works to the following statement:
"The Organisation exists to provide a 'One Stop Shop' service to all Carers living within the Borough of Greenwich, or who care for someone living in the Borough of Greenwich. The Service will provide individual needs led support via the offering of information, advice, emotional and practical support, representation, advocacy, and consultation opportunities. All specialist knowledge gained from undertaking this work will be used to inform others both locally and nationally, in order to further awareness of Carers issues."
We finance our services by using a variety of funding partners and donors; the main source of our present income being through the London Borough of Greenwich Social Services Department. Other sources of income include various Corporate and private donors. Greenwich is very fortunate in that it has Authorities that are prepared to be proactive in working with Carers and supporting their needs. We are pleased to say that we have been a key player alongside Social Services, the Health Authority, Carers and other local agencies in developing and designing the Boroughs Carers Information, Assessment, and Support Services.