What is Working for Carers?

Working for Carers is a London-wide project that supports unpaid carers, aged 25 or over, to move closer to employment. The project is led by Carers Trust and delivered by 24 partners across London. Working for Carers is funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery, through the Big Lottery Fund.

Carers can access free support, designed to meet their individual needs and delivered in their local area. This may include:

  • 1-to-1 support and advice with a Employment Personal Advisor
  • Group activities and training workshops
  • Support with writing CVs and interview techniques
  • Help with job-searching, volunteering and training opportunities

What are the aims of Working for Carers?

Our aims are:

  • Support carers to pursue their employment goals through confidence building and skills development.
  • Offer a flexible service for individual needs and ambitions.
  • Engage with local businesses and organisations to create employment, training and volunteering opportunities for carers.
  • Highlight the benefits of employing carers and understanding the needs of carers in the workplace.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Unpaid carer or former carer
  • Aged 25 and over
  • Living in London
  • Not in any paid work 

For Carers

Regular support for carers in Bexley, Bromley, Croydon, City, Islington, Lambeth, Lewisham or Southwark:

Join the Smart App club to receive the support you need while applying for jobs.

Tel: 020 8699 8686
Email: workingforcarers@carerslewisham.org.uk

Barnet, Brent, Ealing, Enfield, Hammersmith & Fulham, Haringey, Harrow, Hillingdon or Hounslow:
Tel: 020 8868 5224 Ext 218
Email: workingforcarers@harrowcarers.org

Barking and Dagenham, Greenwich, Hackney, Havering, Newham, Redbridge, Tower Hamlets or Waltham Forest:
Tel: 020 8514 6251
Email: wfc@rcss.org.uk

Camden, Kensington and Chelsea, Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton, Wandsworth or Westminster:
Tel: 020 7428 8950
Email: wfc@camdencarers.org.uk

Carers Lewisham
Waldram Place
Forest Hill
London
SE23 2LB

Opening Times:
Monday to Friday 9am-5pm

Carers Lewisham is a Carers Trust Network Partner and is accredited by Advice Quality Standard Mark.

We are funded by London Borough of Lewisham, NHS Lewisham (CCG), Children in Need, Donations and Legacies.

Registered Charity No: 1073592
Company Registered in England No: 3681548

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