Saving Essential Carer Support Services

by Brent Carers Centre in London, England, United Kingdom

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On 26th November 2019 we successfully raised £180 with 8 supporters in 28 days

Saving Valuable Support Services for Carers in Brent

by Brent Carers Centre in London, England, United Kingdom

Having successfully supported carers for 25 years in the Borough, our Adult Social Care funding will be coming to an end, we urgently need to raise funds to prevent the loss of crucial support services that shortly will no longer be available in the borough.

We want to continue to deliver vital support services that carers need for the critical role they play in their families and the community.  Without these support services, vulnerable carers will be left struggling to cope with limited or little support.

Your support could help us to continue to delivering the following essential services which will otherwise be lost:

Carers Counselling Service: used by over 100 carers annually. Invaluable support for carers who are frustrated, angry and/or struggling to cope with their caring responsibilities.

Advice Workers: offering specialist benefits advice, form filling and support to appeal decisions.

Advocacy Support: Unbiased support for carers to challenge decision which may be not fair or right.

Carer Grants: Support to access personalised grants for a respite break, replace or repair equipment, training, essential items or when facing a crisis.

Access to Work and Training: support for carers to sustain their employment, including employment rights advice.

Carers Training: Continue delivery of the newly developed bespoke carers training programme.

Carers Respite Activities: Ensure carers access enjoyable breaks with their peers at regular intervals.

“I am a single parent and mum of four. I have twin boys who have additional needs - Cerebral Palsy and ADHD. I also am care for my elderly mother who has recently been diagnosed with dementia.  My teenage daughter and her little brother help out but it’s not fair on them. They find it hard to do their homework or have any time for themselves or see friends. I too have no time to look after myself and I’m on the verge of a breakdown. Brent Carers Centre has been a great support to me and my family, the Counselling Service and training has been a life line.  If these services end I don’t know what we will do. 

I am not alone. There are hundreds more people in Brent like me. Please join us to save our centre. It’s at the heart of the caring community and our families and I need it to stay there.”

To hear the views and comments of other carers, please check out the Brent Carers Centre - You Tube channel.

PS. Don't miss Brent Carers Centre 25th Anniversary Celebration on Carers Rights Day, Thursday 21st October 2019.  For more information and to book your place call 020 3802 7070

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