Empowering

The empowering service will endeavour to provide you with information and knowledge of your rights so that you are able to ensure that you are receiving everything that you are entitled to..

Disabled Transport

Make accessing public transport safer for people with disabilities

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Encouraging Carers to identify themselves and to access services

Carers may not see themselves as being in need of services. Many may feel that they are simply carrying out ordinary responsibilities as part of a family.

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What do I do now?

People can become Carers at any point in their lives sometimes with no warning. We have worked with Carers for over 30 years and have experience of working with Carers in all areas of their lives.

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Carers Rights

We provide you with information on what you are entitled to

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Local Services Directory

You can use this local services directory to find organisations near you that can provide extra help and support.

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Signposting to appropriate services.

Southwark Carers can act as a referral route to the most appropriate agencies to provide support.

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Contingency Planning

Who would you contact to help in an emergency? If you have a plan for an emergency, who knows about it?

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Voice of Carers

We provide access and facts behind local and national consultations to ensure Carers have a say.

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Resources for Carers

Whether you care for a parent, spouse, child, friend, etc. here you will find an extensive range of online advice and information to help you in your caring role.

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Resources for Professionals

Whether you work in the Education, Health or Social Services sector we have compiled a range of resources that will help you in your work both better understand and support carers of all ages.

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Complaints

Have you had difficulties raising concerns about personalised services, services bought with direct payments, care agencies, health services, social services or local support organisations?

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Home Energy Advice

The Big Energy Saving Network delivers an extensive programme of outreach to vulnerable consumers, focused on helping them reduce their energy costs and consumption.

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Access to Foodbanks

Every day people in the UK go hungry for reasons ranging from redundancy to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income. A simple box of food makes a big difference, with foodbanks helping prevent crime, housing loss, family breakdown and mental health problems.

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Donate to Support Empowering Service

Your donations allow us to continue offering emergency planning and resources for carers and professionals.

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How should DWP involve disabled people in changing how it works?

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Corona Virus Scams

If you come across anyone who may have been a victim of any scam please feel free to encourage them to contact the Citizens Advice consumer service online or at 0808 223 1133 for advice.

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Citizens Advice Southwark – We’re here to help in times of crisis

We are delighted to announce that we have resumed face to face services at our 3 offices.

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Community Southwark Young Minds

We are aiming to get a better understanding of influences from young people’s perspectives

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Government Consultation on Careers Leave

We need your help! Please respond to the consultation and help to secure new rights for working carers.

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Dementia UK COVID-19 Carer Survey

We are interested in hearing about your experiences as a carer during the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). We want to find out whether COVID-19 has had any impacts on your caring role and if you have any concerns as restrictions ease.

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A message from Cllr Peter John OBE

We monitor the COVID-19 infection rates on a daily basis. Whilst numbers are still low, there have been 49 new cases in Southwark in the last seven days.

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Homesearch bidding scheme

The relaunch of Southwark’s Homesearch bidding scheme.

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Dementia Activism Week

Four people who are living with dementia will share with each other (and the audience) what they have learned from being effective activists

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How To Be A Good Ally to Activists

We will show a film of three people living with dementia in Scotland, in discussion about 'How To Be A Good Ally to Activists', with a Q&A.

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Consultation on the Proposed Changes to the New Southwark Plan

We are consulting on the Proposed Changes to the Submitted New Southwark Plan Consultation is now open until Monday 26th October 2020

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Time and Talents Vacancies

Time & Talents Where everyone feels part of a community

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Find us

Southwark Carers
3rd Floor, Walworth Methodist Church,
54 Camberwell Road, London, SE5 0EN
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020 7708 4497

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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