The enabling service encompasses active listening, advocacy, signposting and support in tackling stressful issues outside of the caring role. The service has an underlying ethos about promoting self-help and community / voluntary support solutions.


Advocacy means getting support from another person to help you express your views and wishes, and to help make sure your voice is heard.

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Advice or information aimed at resolving a problem or difficulty

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Coping Strategies

Obtaining and maintaining good coping skills does take practice. However utilizing these skills becomes easier over time.

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Private: Counselling service

The Counselling Service is here to help you gain understanding and insight into any difficulties you may be experiencing, to develop emotional resilience.

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Emotional Support

Caring can be very isolating and getting the right balance can be difficult.

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Specialist support groups

Paying more attention to the present moment – to your own thoughts and feelings, and to the world around you – can improve your mental wellbeing.

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Facilitating referrals to Carers assessment team

The carers' assessment will help the council understand your caring role better and help you to access support or services available if appropriate.

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Access to Grants for Carers

We can signpost you to a range of funders who might be able to help you purchase replacement items.

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Understanding the Cared For’s Condition

It is important for you to understand the medical condition(s) of the person you care for.

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Donate to Support Enabling Service

Your donations allow us to continue offering counselling, signposting and advice services.

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Find us

Southwark Carers
3rd Floor, Walworth Methodist Church,
54 Camberwell Road, London, SE5 0EN
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Contact us

020 7708 4497

Find us

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