Since January 2006, we have employed two Support Workers to focus on issues surrounding
Older Carers. Their primary aim is to listen to the needs of the carer, and to help
them receive the support they need to carry out their role as a Carer. Carers have
often spent so much time and energy on the needs of the person they care for, that
they can be in danger of neglecting their own needs—both physically and emotionally.
Are you over 60 and caring for someone with a learning disability?
Are you living in the borough of Croydon?
Do you sometimes find it hard to cope?
We can visit you at home, at a time to suit you, to offer independent advice on issues
Benefits and other money matters
Getting together with other carers over a cup of coffee gives people the chance to
share their experiences with others in the same situation, and these informal gatherings
often include the opportunity to listen to and question a speaker about a particular
Outings and lunches out are also arranged regularly, and feedback from these “networking
opportunities” is very positive.
The Service also now undertakes Carers Assessments on behalf of Social Services.
For further information about the Older Carers Support Service, please contact Delma
Jones or Tanya Fitzgerald at the main office – 020 8662 9201.