The Carers Information Service was established in 1997 by the John Whitgift Foundation. There are nine members of staff, supported by a team of 16 volunteers.

Manager: Helen Thompson, helenthompson@carersinfo.org.uk

Administration & Facilities: Alison Brewster, alisonbrewster@carersinfo.org.uk

Room Bookings & Office Hire: Victoria Rivera, bookings@carersinfo.org.uk

Information & Advice Workers: Astrid Macabee (Education & Health Care Plans/parent carers), Keely Sullivan (drop-in & helpline) and Dawn Hamilton (drop-in & helpline), enquiries@carersinfo.org.uk

Carer's Assessment Service: Amanda Ruck and Kym Prowse, assessments@carersinfo.org.uk

Bereavement Service & Carers Respite Service: Tanya Fitzgerald, tanyafitzgerald@carersinfo.org.uk

Communications & Publications: Ian Lynch, ianlynch@carersinfo.org.uk

With support from the John Whitgift Foundation and Croydon Council, we opened the Carers Support Centre in 2013 and created the local hub for carers. It is located in George Street, Croydon and is also home to a number of voluntary and community sector organisations. The Centre is a friendly and lively place where carers can meet, join in with activities and get vital information and advice to support them in their caring role.


As Mayor of Croydon I thank you all for your hard work, compassion, commitment and sheer dedication to go above and beyond. A certificate of recognition is awarded to the Carers Information Service for your incredible work carried out during the COVID 19 pandemic.

Mayor of Croydon, Councillor Sherwan Chowdhury

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The hub for all services for anyone in Croydon caring for a family member or friend, who needs help due to illness or disability.
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