The Carers’ Centre is a resource and support centre for all unpaid carers, of any age, in the borough of Ealing.
A carer is someone who spends a significant proportion of their time providing unpaid support to family or friends. This could involve caring for a relative, partner or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or substance misuse problems.
The Carers’ Centre is managed by Carers Connect, a consortium of four well established organisations in the borough:
- Ealing Centre for Independent Living
- Ealing Mencap
- Crossroads Care West London
- Dementia Concern Ealing (formerly Alzheimer’s Concern)
Support and information at the Carers’ Centre
Carers Central - first Friday of the month
Part support group, part coffee morning, part information event, our monthly gathering takes place between 10.30am-12.15pm. Come and spend a bit of 'me-time' with people who understand. As well as good conversation, there's always fresh coffee and cake!
The Carers Forum - a voice for carers in Ealing
Once every three months the Carers' Centre hosts a meeting to which all carers in Ealing are invited. Joined by representatives from local community organisations, we discuss the hot topics for carers in the borough and are a first point of contact when the council consults on new carer initiatives.
Free, independent advice and help with benefits claims
Book an appointment with one of our advisers by ringing 020 8840 1566 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. They can be seen either at the Carers' Centre or, one morning a month, at one of our satellite sites in Southall, East Acton, Perivale, Northolt and Hanwell.
Free counselling for carers
If you need specialist help with your psychological wellbeing, ask to be referred to our counsellor, who can offer ten one-to-one sessions. There's a waiting list, but don't let that put you off applying. The counsellor will contact you to talk about it first.
Carers support in East Acton - 3rd Wednesday of the month
Drop in between 11am-12.30pm at St Dunstan's church hall, Friars Place Lane W3 7AW, for coffee, conversation and to stay in touch. Or book an appointment via the Carers' Centre if you need benefits advice or help with form-filling.
Carers support in Hanwell - 4th Wednesday of the month
The Charity of William Hobbayne supports our monthly get-together at the William Hobbayne Centre, St Dunstan's Road W7 2HB. Drop in between 10.30am-12.30pm to relax on the sofa with coffee/tea & biscuits, or book an appointment via the Carers' Centre if you need benefits advice or help with form-filling.
Keep up with what is happening
We're sorry we haven't been able to produce a copy of our Carers Connection newsletter lately. If you'd like to check out previous editions, you can view them using the following links:
Carers' Centre Programme
There is a programme of current activities and services is in the latest newsletter, alternatively you can view a page listing all the activities and services using the following link.
Where we are
The Ealing Carers’ Centre in Ealing
1 Edgecote Close
London W3 8PH
How to contact us
Telephone: 020 8840 1566
Monday – Friday, 9.30am – 4.30pm (except bank holidays and other seasonal breaks)