Information for Carers




Are You a Carer?

If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you

Tracy Bridgeman is our Carer Support Adviser and will be happy to help you access support. Tracy  is available Monday, Wednesday and Thursday  8:30 am to 16:30 pm – on 020 3780 0781

There is a wealth of information on the NHS website about carers and caring.
Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.


image of a carer


image of a carer

Finance and Law

Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.

  • Benefits for carers: Directing carers to the benefits that can help them in their caring role
  • Benefits for the under-65s: Advice and information on helping the person you look after get the benefits that they are entitled to.
  • Benefits for the over-65s: Advice and information on financial support for older people with a disability or illness.
  • Carer's Assessment: How your benefits maybe affected after the death of the person you look after and what happens to their benefits
  • Other benefits: Advice for carers and the people they are looking after on claiming a whole host of other benefits unrelated to their disability or caring

Contact Carers Direct

Telephone: 0808 802 0202



Office Hours: Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.

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Other Useful Links

Citizens Advice- Carers

Advice Sevice for people living, working or studying in Southwark who care for an adult or child with a long-term illness, or disabilities. You do not need to be registered as a carer to access this service.

  • Tel: 0300 330 1170

Find out more


Contact a Family Southwark

Information, advice and support for children and young people (5-19) caring for a family member with an illness or disability

Find out more


Carers Trust

Works with a network of partners to support carers in their homes and communities by providing replacement care, advice and emotional support.

Find out more


Carers UK

Bereavement Advice Centre is a free helpline and web-based information service provided by Co-op Legal Services. They provide practical information and advice and signposting on the many issues and procedures that face us after the death of someone close.

Find out more


Family Action Southwark Newpin

Family Action Newpin supports parents who are the main carer of a child under the age of five to help them with bringing up the child.

Find out more


Southwark Carers

Disability Advice Service Lambeth (DASL) is a Disabled People’s Organisation which works with Disabled people, including those with mental health support needs, older people and carers, mainly in the London Borough of Lambeth.

Find out more