Carers Lewisham services

Carers Lewisham has been supporting unpaid carers in Lewisham for 24 years.    Carers Lewisham understands the challenges carers face and the support that is available to them.

Our well equipped Hub in Forest Hill provides a meeting place for carers so they can share experiences and feel less isolated and alone.  It also provides a venue for activities for young carers.   The Hub offers a place for other local providers supporting vulnerable families to work together to provide whole family, holistic support.

We offer support to young carers from 5 upwards, caring for a parent or other relative.  We draw on our extensive local knowledge and experienceto support young carers from diverse communities.  We offer:

  • 1:1 support and advice to young cares and can advocate on their behalf
  • Holiday Club activities to young carers a break from caring and chance to experience new things and have fun with their peers.
  • Term time drop in sessions so young carers always have somewhere to turn to when their caring role threatens to overwhelm them
  • We work with schools, GPs, social prescribers, social workers to raise identification and awareness of young carers, particular hidden young carers.
  • Workshops on particular topics relating to caring or how to maintain their education alongide caring
  • Mentoring for young carers at key life stages so they have an objective adult to talk to outside the family.

To contact us please email info@carerslewisham.org.uk and one of our advisors will get back to you.


By |2023-08-14T08:24:47+00:007 July 2023|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Carers Lewisham celebrates Lewisham London Borough of Culture

On 28th of July, our entire building was buzzing as nearly 50 carers and professionals joined us to celebrate Lewisham’s status as London Borough of Culture.  Throughout the day we hosted a series of workshops and activities, from creative writing, to tie dye and henna tattoos.  We enjoyed poetry readings and music, with one of our carers, Pauline playing guitar and singing.  There were information sessions, including a visit from London Fire Brigade to talk about fire safety and how the fire brigade can support people with home safety visits and replacing fire alarms.  The yoga laughter session, led by Jaycee, was a huge success; and Laura, who runs regular aromatherapy sessions for us as part of our wellbeing programme, ran taster sessions helping everyone to relax.  There was also some stiff competition on the day, with the culture cup cake competition attracting some very impressive and delicious entries.  And we were lucky enough to have Jadon, one of our young adult carers who is just embarking on a career in photography, to capture some lovely pictures on the day.

A huge thank you to everyone who helped make the day such a success!

The henna tattoos were popular with everyone who came.
Young girl with hand painted with henna Lady with hand painted with henna

It was brilliant to hear so many voices at the poetry reading session.

The creative writing workshop was a great intro to our upcoming Creative Writing programme.

By |2022-08-26T15:14:53+00:0024 August 2022|Latest News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Meet the team and celebrate Lewisham London Borough of Culture

This year Lewisham is London Borough of Culture and Carers Lewisham is celebrating in style.  From 11am to 4pm on Thursday 28th July we will be hosting a day of fun and activities.  Alongside the different sessions, the day is a great opportunity to meet our team face-to-face and learn about the support we provide for unpaid carers.

The day will be held at our Carers’ Hub in Waldram Place, Forest Hill and there should be something to suit everyone’s interests.  Sessions on the day will include: henna ink designs; massage tasters; a games room; tie dye t-shirts; a laughter workshop; creative arts; community wall design; hair braiding; guess that tune; a raffle; and a poetry workshop.  With drinks and refreshments provided, the day promises to be a lot of fun.

No need to book, all carers and parent of young carers are welcome.  We look forward to seeing you there!

By |2022-06-27T15:20:34+00:0027 June 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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