Putting unpaid carers on the map in Lambeth

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Taking place from 10-16 June, Carers Week seeks to ‘put carers on the map’. Lambeth is home to over 18,000 unpaid carers, looking after friends and family members who wouldn’t be able to get by without their support.

An elderly man sits on a sofa with a younger woman, his carer, both are smiling

Lambeth Council, NHS South East London and local partners including Carers Hub Lambeth, have committed to making visibility, recognition, identification and awareness of carers one of our seven priorities for supporting carers in the new Lambeth Carers Strategy.

Lambeth’s Carers Strategy seeks to recognise carers’ significant contribution and set the direction for working together with communities and partner organisations to support carers in Lambeth. Together, we are working to deliver our ambitions to ensure that carers in Lambeth have access to the support and tools they need within a community that recognises their contribution.

Lambeth Together partners will:

  • Develop opportunities to recognise and reward carers for their contribution
  • Review systems to ensure proactive identification of carers
  • Promote carers’ rights with staff in council departments and partner organisations
  • Raise awareness of specific needs across all carer groups
  • Address the needs of older carers

To read more, please see: www.lambeth.gov.uk/adult-social-care-and-health/carers/lambeth-carers-strategy

How to get support if you’re a carer in Lambeth

Carers’ Hub Lambeth supports unpaid carers aged five upwards, offering 1 to 1 support, peer support groups, social and wellbeing activities, and training. Find out more at www.carershub.org.uk, call 020 7501 8970 or email connect@carershub.org.uk

Carers4Carers offer wellbeing support for unpaid carers and former carers. This includes fitness (exercise classes, gym, squash, yoga, badminton, tai-chi, personal training, swimming), complementary therapies (eg massage and acupuncture) health checks (eg blood pressure and BMI), wellbeing and self care (meditation, mindfulness, nutrition, stress relief), retreats, outings and group walks.

Getting a Carers Assessment could identify further support to help you meet your needs as a carer.

To request a Carers Assessment (if you’re 18+), call Lambeth Council on 020 7926 555.

To request a Young Carer Assessment (if you’re 18 or under), contact the Young Carers team at Carers’ Hub on 020 7501 8972 or by emailing youngcarers@carershub.org.uk


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