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Advice and Support Groups

There are several local organisations you can go to if you need help, support, advice or guidance in your caring role.

Newhams Intergrated Carers Support Service

For many, caring is a rewarding and positive experience, but for others without the right help and support, caring can feel overwhelming. For some, caring can trigger feelings of loneliness and frustration and many often find their physical and emotional health, work or finances affected. You don’t need to wait until you are struggling or there is a crises to ask for support.

Carers FIRST provides an Integrated Carers Support Service, this means they offer support to all Carers from the age of 5 and upwards. Any Carers who would like support can refer themselves, or they may be referred by a school or professional who knows the family with their permission.

The service can help with:

  • tailored information, advice and guidance, including specialist support for Young Carers aged 5-18
  • the opportunity to talk in detail about your caring role and co-produce a plan to support you, linking into other local services
  • help you access and prepare for a carer’s assessment
  • support with conversations with people and services including GPs, social care and hospitals
  • practical training to help you with your caring role
  • supporting families to maximise household income by providing information about welfare benefits and financial support
  • opportunities to access groups, activities and our Carers on-line forum so you can meet and chat to others in a similar situation to yourself
  • regular contact by telephone, CarersFIRST website and on-line chat, monthly e-bulletins and regular “What’s On” guides containing details of groups supported by Carers FIRST and other organisations and
  • support you to plan for now, the future and emergencies.

Contact Carers First

Call: 0300 303 1555
Twitter: @Carers_FIRST
Facebook: /CarersFIRSTLondon

Carers FIRST also run “virtual” drop-in sessions on Wednesday evenings 6-8pm. You can visit their website and click on the “Chat to Us” button and a member of the team will be there to talk to you.

Newham Rise

Newham Rise can help you if:

  • you are worried about the drug or alcohol use of someone you care for
  • you would you like to talk to someone about how another person’s drug use is affecting you

Newham Rise is a social care and health charity that provides a range of support to families, individuals and carers in Newham affected by drugs and alcohol.

Our services include family, couple and individual therapeutic interventions such as:

  • Counselling
  • Carers' support group
  • Drugs and alcohol awareness
  • Carers' assessments
  • Parenting support
  • Evening clinic: 5pm-7pm

If you would like support or information please contact:
Heather McAdam or Sarah Mehmet
3 Beckton Road
Canning Town
E16 4DE
Call: 0207 511 3740

Monday to Thursday 9:30-5pm
Tuesday 9:30-1pm


Useful contacts

For a list of organisations that provide carers support services in Newham, click on the directory link below and enter your postcode:

Carers support in Newham