Please find below information and links to services in Newham which carers may find useful:
Care Choices aims to provide you with the information you need to find social care services in your area. In Newham they do not have a published directory but you can use their online search tool or click on the following link to find a list of services in London >>
Age UK East London offers support for older people and their carers. The services they offer include:
- Information and advice
- Podiatory Service (delivered by Complete Feet Care, from Age UK offices in Plaistow)
- Silver Surfers
- Benefit Checks
Tel: 020 8981 7124
Alzheimer’s Society provide a range of services for people living with dementia and their carers.
National Dementia Helpline – 0300 222 11 22. Open seven days a week providing information, advice and emotional support to anyone affected by dementia.
TalkingPoint – A online community where you can ask questions, share experiences and get information and practical tips on living with dementia. It’s free to use, open 24 hours a day and all you need is an internet connection.
Findsupport near you – A comprehensive directory that allows you to find advice and information support services. Simply enter your postcode or location.
Tel: 0208 472 0658
Citizens Advice Newham provides free, confidential and impartial advice for communities in Hackney, Newham and Tower Hamlets on the big issues affecting people's lives. They offer a telephone service and booked appointments at Stratford Advice Arcade and Canning Town. If you are a patient at Vicarage Lane Health Centre and Manor Park Surgery and are a registered patient of the Newham transition team, you can book an appointment by telephone at the surgery you wish to visit. as well as booked appointments for registered patients at .
- Money advice, debt and financial inclusion
- Welfare benefit
Tel: 020 8525 6379 - Lines are open at the following times: Tuesdays: 10:00am to 1:00pm Wednesdays: 10:00am to 1:00pm
Community Neighbourhood Link Workers (CNLW) support older and disabled residents to find out about local activities, improve their health & well-being and become more involved in their communities. Based in the 8 Community Neighbourhoods in the borough, they can give residents information and advice in relation to Adult Social Care and Health services and community-based activities as well as one-to-one time-limited (six weeks) to support social isolated or lonely residents.
Macmillan Cancer Support Newham Information and Support Centre offers comprehensive and appropriate information in a relaxed and friendly environment. The service is open to anyone who is affected by or would like more information on cancer, as well as their relatives and friends.
- Cancer information materials
- Benefits Advice
- Self Help & Support Groups
- Signposting to other services
Tel: 0207 363 8758
Newham Carers Network is part of the Renewal Programme and runs the Carers Empowerment through Health programme. Carers will be empowered in their caring role through a number of workshops including advocacy for self and others, managing stress, eating for health and behaviour management
Tel: 0208 471 6954
Newham Network Telecare Services provide a personalised alarm system offering remote care to support people to stay safe and to continue to live independently within their own homes.
All the telecare equipment is linked to a telephone based alarm unit. If you press the personal alarm or if a sensor is activated, the specialist control centre, Newham Network Telecare Services, is alerted and their operatives will speak to you and respond in the most suitable way, for example call the emergency services or contact a key holder.
They can also install sensors in your home such as smoke and carbon dioxide detectors to monitor and alert Newham Network Telecare if something goes wrong.
An emergency response is provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, so help is always available
Tel: 0203 373 8892
Newham Talking Therapies offers a range of free and confidential talking therapies and specialist support to help you feel better within the borough of Newham. Support is provided through workshops, courses, groups and individual treatment at a variety of locations. Your therapist will discuss the options available to you at your first appointment. Newham Talking Therapies can help support people with a number of conditions, including stress, bereavement, anger, long-term health conditions, low mood and depression.
You can ask your GP to refer you, or you can refer yourself. You will be contacted as soon as possible and discuss suitable treatment options.
Tel: 020 8475 8080
Subco Trust provide a wide range of services to Asian elders and their families and refer on to other appropriate services. Information and advice given covers many topics, for example, social care and health services and how to access these, housing services, benefits, aids and adaptations, transport, different health conditions.
- Information and advice
- Day opportunities
- Dementia support
- Carer support
Tel: 0208 548 0070