If you are providing unpaid care and support to a vulnerable person living in the Harrow Community, we want to ensure that you are aware of what support may be available for you.
We hope the following links and options give you a better understanding of the organisations and support available to assist you in your caring role.
The carers assessment
The carers assessment has been designed so that we can assess the needs of a carer. The assessment is used to determine the type of support you may need.
After the assessment you will be assigned a social worker and together you will decide the support that you need. The social worker may signpost you to voluntary organisations who will be able to offer further advice and support.
In some cases you may be eligible to receive a personal budget/carers grant to provide financial support.
Who can request an assessment?
The carers assessment is available to anyone who provides, or intends to provide, a regular and substantial amount of care to a vulnerable person living in Harrow.
You can request an assessment even if the person you are caring for does not receive care or support from the council.
Harrow Carers is an independent charity and voluntary organisation. Harrow Carers is dedicated to helping you feel better about your life and yourself, build your confidence and look after your emotional, mental and physical health.
Apply for a Carer Card
A Carer Card confirms your status as a carer who is providing invaluable support to a vulnerable person.
For more information view the Carer card poster.
Contact the carer lead
The Carer Lead is adult social carer’s dedicated officer for unpaid carers and is a direct point of contact for all aspects of non-emergency caring queries.
Apply for Careline
Careline is a personal alarm service available to offer you and your loved ones the support they need to live independently.
If you have any questions about Careline you can email the team at [email protected].
Support & Wellbeing Information Service Harrow (SWiSH)
This service is for anyone in Harrow aged 18 years and over who wants information or advice about local support services and ways to keep safe and well.
If you have any questions about SWiSH you can email the team at [email protected].
Become a carer champion
Apply to become a carer champion which could be professionals or volunteer carers who wish to make a difference and be a voice for carers.