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)
Carers to receive better recognition from Ealing GPs
This is the pledge given by Dr Jenny Durandt (pictured), who was the keynote speaker at our 2012 Carers Week conference. In 2013, GPs and clinical staff will take over management of health services, and Dr Durandt was the first vice-chair of the Ealing Clinical Commissioning Group (ECCG). Although they are facing budget cuts, the ECCG is determined to improve care in the borough and recognises that identifying and supporting carers is one of the ways to do this. The ECCG is now working with the Carers’ Centre and Ealing Social Services to take this forward. Meanwhile, Dr Durandt has urged carers to ask their own GP practice if they have a Patient Participation Group and to suggest they involve carers.
Keep up with what is happening
You can keep up to date with what is happening and find out more about the Carers Connect and the Carers' Centre by downloading the Carers Connection newsletter 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 Carers’ Centre in Ealing
46 South Ealing Road
London W5 4QA
How to contact us
Telephone: 020 8840 1566
Fax: 020 8840 5688
Monday – Friday, 9.30am – 4.30pm (except bank holidays and other seasonal breaks)