At times, Carers need a little extra support to get their voices heard. Southwark Carers represent over 21,000 Carers in the borough and as such are able to influence organisations and providers.
Our Health Development workers based in primary and secondary healthcare settings across the borough providing guidance, information on where to access support for benefits maximisation, employment rights, services, support groups, rights and assessments.
Our advocacy workers provide independent advice to Carers, helping to secure their rights and allowing them to have a say in what they want by working in partnership and giving them a voice when they need support. If necessary, advocates will challenge the decisions that professionals make on behalf of Carers.
The advocacy workers also offer emotional support to Carers by acting as a friendly listening ear for Carers to share their difficulties and concerns.
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