Informing carers in Croydon
At the Carers Information Service, we offer information, advice and support to carers in Croydon.
A carer looks after a friend, family member or neighbour who needs their help due to illness, disability or old age.
We run the Carers Support Centre, the one stop shop for carers in Croydon. Carers are welcome to drop in to our friendly centre Monday to Friday, 10am-4pm. Come and find us at 24 George Street, Croydon CR0 1PB.
What we offer carers in Croydon
- Drop-in information, advice and support from an advice worker at the Carers Support Centre (Monday to Friday, 10am-4pm).
- Information and advice via email or over the telephone.
- Carer’s Assessments for carers of an adult resident in Croydon (on behalf of Croydon Council).
- Drop-in Carers Café open on weekday mornings, 10.30am-12.30pm.
- Useful publications for carers and professionals.
- Quarterly newsletter and regular e-bulletin with the latest carer news and events.
- Regular specialist advice surgeries on benefits, debt, employment and mental health.
- Health and wellbeing events to help you look after yourself, including massage, singing and dance.
- Free workshops on practical and self-development topics.
- Free Carers Support Centre membership, with access to local discounts.
- Emergency Carers Cards to give carers peace of mind.
- Special events for carers, including Carers Week.
- Radar keys for disabled toilet access on sale for £3 at the Carers Support Centre.
Get in touch
The Carers Information Service is based at the Carers Support Centre. You can find the Carers Support Centre in Croydon town centre at 24 George Street, Croydon CR0 1PB (opposite George Street tram stop) - see a map.
Not able to visit in person? Give us a call on 020 8649 9339, option 1 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
John Whitgift Foundation
John Whitgift Foundation is a leading education and care charity located in Croydon. Our vision is to support people of all ages and backgrounds, bringing them together to inspire a sense of community in all that we do.
We have a unique history in Croydon thanks to the legacy of our Founder, Archbishop John Whitgift. In 1596 he laid the first two foundation stones of the Hospital of The Holy Trinity. In the same year, just yards down the road, he opened a school. Together, these two buildings would help him realise his founding vision to educate and care for the people of Croydon. This was his legacy. Today, more than 400 years on, he’d take great pride in the charitable work John Whitgift Foundation carries out in his name.
Our work covers three core areas:
Access to education: As one of the largest bursary providers in the country, we grant thousands of young people access to an outstanding education at our Foundation Schools, Old Palace of John Whitgift, Trinity and Whitgift, that many could not otherwise afford.
Care for older people: Through our care homes and services, we give older people a true sense of community, comfort and joy in later life.
Support of Croydon’s carers: We offer free advice, information and a support network for Croydon’s carers – providing a welcome break from the isolation and exhaustion they can endure.