Carers are the unsung heroines (carers are mostly women) and heroes who perform an unbelievably challenging role – often with little or no recognition for the sacrifices they make. Our aim is to make carers lives a little easier and, in turn, help them deliver better care while also taking care of themselves.
Our Carers Support service welcomes all those who are caring for a family member or friend and we work with the carer and the person they are looking after. We will do Home visits as well as be there at the end of the phone, provide practical advice, offer extra support in times of crisis, provide information about benefits and other support that is available, help you to access this and help you to get respite care. We can also carry out Carers Assessments and we offer a volunteer Sitting In & Befriending Service.
Taking place at Progress Hall
Thought for Feet
We know how hard it can be to be a full-time Carer, often on your feet for a lot of the day and night. One of the small but important support gestures we offer our members is a discounted podiatry service that can come and treat your feet in the comfort of your own home. Please call us on 0208 854 4466 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
In person Carer Support Group
We know how important it is to get a break when you are caring for someone full time. Our Carer Support Group meet every Friday at 11am at the Wrong'Un Pub in Bexleyheath. An opportunity to talk to others facing the same challenges as you, a chance to make new friends, a moment to switch off and just be you. If you are struggling, we may be able to sort a befriending/sitting in service to give you a much needed break. Please call us on 0208 854 4466 or email us at email@example.com to find out more.
(For our online carer support group click here)
Dementia Support Group
Living with, and caring for those affected by, dementia can be challenging and frustrating. At Irish Community Services, we recognise the importance and value of providing culturally sensitive support, which can help to re-awaken memories and provide a calming sense of reconnection with a shared Irish background.
Please call us on 0208 854 4466 or contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org