Southwark Council and NHS Southwark CCG have pledged a raft of new, targeted support services to the borough’s estimated 21,000* unpaid carers as part of a new joint strategy.
The Carers Strategy, which has been created following an extensive consultation with carers, is designed to offer a greater level of support across Southwark, and in particular reach the estimated 14,000 ‘hidden’ carers – around 2,300 of which will be 18 years-old or younger.
Both the council and NHS will be working to ensure their own policies match the needs and aspirations of carers and have secured additional funding to invest in carers services.
Nearest tube – Elephant & Castle underground station (Northern and Bakerloo lines).
Nearest Railway Station – Elephant & Castle
Buses from Elephant and Castle – ask bus driver for Burgess Park. Bus numbers: 12, 171, 148, 176, 68, 484, 42, 40, 45