Services and support for carers

Carers Centre

The Carers Centre Tower Hamlets is the partner in our community supporting and promoting the voice of unpaid carers. The council in partnership with the centre provides a range of services which include:

  • practical support, training and resources
    • carers needs assessments
    • 1:1 casework and advocacy support
    • specific carer-related training
    • advocacy
    • help with claiming benefits for both the carer and cared for
    • Carers Academy offering elearning and training for carers 
    • Emergency card, which is designed to give carers the peace of mind that if something happens to them, their loved one will be looked after.
  • counselling and forums
    • bereavement counselling
    • carers forums and peer support groups
    • group and one-to-one support
  • social opportunities and activities
    • overnight carers retreats
    • inhouse activities and day trips
    • complementary therapies and relaxation days
    • volunteering opportunities
    • alleviation and management of stress including complimentary massage therapy
    • young adult carers project.

The Carers Centre is open to all adult carers (16 years+) who care for an adult living in Tower Hamlets. Please complete the registration form for someone at the Carers Centre to contact you.

Tower Hamlets Carers Centre
21 Brayford Square
London E1 0SG
Tel: 020 7790 1765.

Age UK East London

Age UK East London provide a Carers Emergency Relief service. Each carer is allocated up to 24 hours support which can be spread over an agreed period of time.

  • Available only to carers not known to the local authority, or whose circumstances have significantly changed since their last assessment.

Available only to carers in crisis or at risk of crisis – e.g. risk of relationship breakdown, mental health crisis, unplanned admission to hospital, carer entering the criminal justice system, safeguarding risks.

Contact telephone 020 89817124, email

Community Learning Disability Service (CLDS)

Community Learning Disability Service (CLDS) helps parents or carers of someone with a learning disability in their caring role to have a better life. Marie Curie

Marie Curie provides a home nursing service for people at end of life, which offers respite for carers. Contact your district nurse or GP to be referred into this service.

St Joseph’s Hospice

The hospice offers a befriending service for carers of people at end of life.

Contact telephone 020 8525 6026, email

Somali Carers Outreach and Support Project

Somali Carers Outreach and Support Project is run by Black Women’s Health and Family Support. It offers information and advice, home visits, regular support sessions and health and wellbeing workshops.

Contact telephone 020 8980 3503, email

Get involved!

Carers who would like to be actively involved with improving and shaping the future of services for unpaid carers should get in touch with Carers Centre, Tower Hamlets about joining their Carers Forum telephone 020 7790 1765 or

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