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Organisations in Croydon

There are a number of organisations and services offering support to carers and the people they care for in Croydon. The following organisations are listed for information purposes and are not necessarily recommended by the Carers' Information Service. Contact for more information about local support:

0-25 SEND Social Care Team
Provides support to disabled children and young people aged 0 – 25 years and their families in the London Borough of Croydon, including short breaks, assessments and the disabled children’s register. Part of Croydon Council Social Care. 
Tel: 020 8726 6400 
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Age UK Croydon
Provides support to older people in Croydon including paid for services. 
Tel: 020 8680 5450
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Alzheimer’s Society Croydon
Provides information and support to people with a diagnosis or who are waiting for a diagnosis of dementia and their carers. 
Tel: 020 8653 2818
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Croydon Adult Social Care
Provides support to adults with support needs and their carers in the London Borough of Croydon. 
Tel: 020 8726 6500
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Croydon Mencap
Based at the Carers Support Centre on a Thursday and provides practical and emotional support to carers who look after someone with a learning disability. Commissioned by Croydon Council to carry out Carers’ Assessments for carers aged 50 and over who look after someone with a learning disability.
Tel: 020 8684 5890 
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Croydon Stroke Support Group
Information, advice, social and craft activities, entertainment and exercise for people who have had a stroke and their carers. People with Parkinson’s are also welcome.
Tel: 01444 458 075 or 07952 565 285
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Disabled Parents and Carers Together (DPACT)
Provide information, advice and support to disabled parents and carers. Offer support with writing letters or filing in forms.
Tel:  0800 689 7474
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Family Lives
Offers support with assessment and transfer process for Education, Health and Care Plans for children and young people with special educational needs in Lambeth, Southwark and Croydon. 
Tel: 020 3131 3150
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Help for Carers (formerly South Thames Crossroads)
Provides a homecare (respite) service for carers of older people, adults and children with physical or learning disabilities, including palliative care.  The Croydon Branch offers events, advice, advocacy, social groups, signposting, and Carer’s Assessments (funded by Croydon Council).
Tel: 020 8648 9677 (Respite) / 020 8663 5664 (General and Carer’s Assessments)
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Horizon Care and Welfare Association 
Tel: 020 8665 0921

Provides support to children and young people in Croydon with a disability or special educational needs (SEN). Can support with Education, Health and Care Plans, preparing for adulthood, solving disputes with schools and professionals and support with meetings.  Offers regular drop in sessions and regular workshops.
Tel: 020 8663 5630
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Macmillian Centre
Centre offering information and support services to people with cancer in Croydon and their families and carers. Based at Nightingale House, Croydon University Hospital. 
Tel: 020 8401 3441 
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Mind in Croydon
Holds a fortnightly advice surgery at the Carers Support Centre and can provide carers of children and adults with mental health problems with information, counselling and support. Mind in Croydon’s Carers Counselling Service operates at a number of venues in Croydon and provides up to six free sessions to carers who are 16 plus and living in the borough of Croydon. 
Tel: 020 8668 2210 
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Parents in Partnership (PIP)
Based at the Carers Support Centre and provides information and support to parents and carers who have a child or young person with special educational needs or a disability.
Tel: 0208 663 5626 
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Supports carers of adults aged 18-65 with a severe mental health problem
Tel: 020 8649 6294
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Young Carers Project (Off the Record)
Offers support to young people aged 7-25 and caring for someone with a physical disability, mental health issue, long-term illness or learning difficulty. Based at the Carers Support Centre.
Tel: 020 8649 6288, option 2
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National organisations 

Age UK
National charity for older people. Provides a helpline, publications, local branches, campaigning and research.

Alzheimer’s Society
National dementia charity. Provides information, advice and support for people with dementia and their families and carers. 

Carers Trust 
National charity for people caring for someone due to illness, disability or old age. Has specific sections and online web chat for young carers.

Carers UK
National charity for carers in the UK. Provides a helpline, online information, publications, research and campaigning.

Disability Rights UK 
National charity run by and for disabled people in the UK. Provides information, specialist helplines, national campaigns and an employment project.

National charity for people affected by cancer and their families and carers. Provides information, support, publications, Macmillian Cancer Nurses and research.

National charity for people with a learning disability. Provides online information, support, a helpline, campaigning, research, Easy Read information for people with a learning disability, local branches and direct support.

National Autistic Society 
National charity for people with an autism spectrum condition, including Asperger’s. Provides online information, a helpline, publications, research, campaigning, local branches and direct support.

National charity for disabled people. Provides online forums, information and support.

Stroke Association
National charity for people affected by a stroke and their families and carers. Offers information, support, local support groups and campaigning.

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