Supporting Carers in the London Borough of Lewisham
Carers Lewisham provide a range of services including advice, information, emotional support, breaks, opportunities to meet other carers, relaxation days and well-being sessions, coping strategies, specialist support for parent carers, carers of people with dementia, carers of people with mental health problems, older carers and carers who are caring for someone who is nearing the end of their life.
Carers Lewisham is run by and for carers: many of our staff, trustees and volunteers are or have been carers. We currently support over 2,500 carers from the age of 8 and from a variety of backgrounds.
Although we are an independent charity we are also a member of the Carers Trust. Membership enables us to access funds and other support to improve how we support carers.
Carers Lewisham currently holds an AQS quality marks for our advice and information services.
The Lewisham Connections partnership is made up of 6 organisations who have come together to improve and develop the services offered to vulnerable adults in Lewisham. The partners are: Age UK Lewisham and Southwark, Carers Lewisham, Lewisham Disability Coalition, Rushey Green Time Bank, Voluntary Action Lewisham and Voluntary Services Lewisham.
At the core of our ambition is the improvement of community wellbeing through supporting the development of community-based services and increasing the accessibility of these services for the most vulnerable adults living in Lewisham.