It is estimated there are over 24,500 people in Newham providing care for a relative or friend. Carers do an amazing job, and have the right to be supported. You do not have to wait until you are struggling or there is a crisis before you ask for support. The earlier you get help, the more difference it can make.
Carers FIRST provides support to a carers of all ages in Newham. Find out more by visiting our Services pages or contact us to talk about your caring situation.
Our Carers Hub remains open Monday-Thursday 9am – 5pm and Fridays 9am – 4:30pm. Carers and professionals can contact us on 0300 303 1555
Our evening virtual drop in will continue to run every Wednesday evening via webchat from 6-8pm
We are in the process of identifying carers at risk and initiating wellbeing calls to ensure they are safe and supported
We will continue to provide telephone, email, webchat and online support to carers
Carers can access our Carers On-line Forum and we plan to hold regular live wellbeing sessions with a support worker
We are sending regular emails to carers with information about local initiatives and advice from local and central government.