Information on Swindon Carers Centre for Swindon Cares committee
Swindon Carers Centre provides support and information for carers.
A carer is someone who looks after a friend or family member who cannot live independently. The person they care for might have a physical disability, learning disability, poor physical or mental health, be frail, or have an alcohol or substance misuse dependency.
Swindon Carers Centre has teams specialised in supporting parent carers (ie those looking after a disabled or ill child), and young carers (ie carers who are under 18), as well as adult carers (ie adults looking after other adults).
Our services for adult and parent carers include:
- advice and information about the services and organisations that may be able to help carers, based on their specific situation
- one to one support for those carers needing more help initially
- peer support groups
- assistance to develop a life outside caring
We also have an emergency card scheme, so carers can have peace of mind that if they are taken suddenly ill, the person they care for will be looked after appropriately.
For young carers we take a family approach, frequently working with both adults’ and children’s services to reduce the caring required of the child. For young carers with the highest level of need, we offer one to one work and age-specific groups which meet during term time. We also offer a range of activities during school holidays.
Charity Number 1061116
Company number 3305621
Company limited by guarantee