The following organisations are listed for information purposes and are not necessarily recommended by the Carers Information Service. Contact for more information about local support:

Local support

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​0-25 SEND Social Care Team

Provides support to disabled children and young people aged 0 – 25 years and their families in the London Borough of Croydon, including short breaks, assessments and the disabled children’s register. Part of Croydon Council Social Care. 

Tel: 020 8726 6400

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​Age UK Croydon

Provides support to older people in Croydon including paid for services. 

Tel: 020 8680 5450


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Alzheimer’s Society Croydon

Provides information and support to people with a diagnosis or who are waiting for a diagnosis of dementia and their carers. Tel: 020 8653 2818


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Croydon Adult Social Care

Provides support to adults with support needs and their carers in the London Borough of Croydon. 

Tel: 020 8726 6500


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Croydon Mencap

Based at the Carers Support Centre on a Thursday and provides practical and emotional support to carers who look after someone with a learning disability. Commissioned by Croydon Council to carry out Carers’ Assessments for carers aged 50 and over who look after someone with a learning disability.

Tel: 020 8684 5890 


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Croydon Stroke Association

Croydon Stroke Support Group

Information, advice, and support for people who have experienced a stroke and their carers. Croydon Stroke Support Group offers information and advice, social and craft activities, entertainment and exercise for people who have had a stroke and their carers. People with Parkinson’s are also welcome.

Tel: 01444 458 075 or 07952 565 285 (Croydon Stroke Support Group)

020 8653 2069 or 07717 275 834 (Family and Carer Support)

Email: (Family and Carer Support)

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Disabled Parents and Carers Together (DPACT)

Provide information, advice and support for disabled parents and carers. Offer support with writing letters or filing in welfare benefit forms.

Tel:  0800 689 7474


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Family Lives

Offers support with assessment and transfer process for Education, Health and Care Plans for children and young people with special educational needs in Lambeth, Southwark and Croydon. 

Tel: 020 3131 3150


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Help for Carers Croydon (formerly South Thames Crossroads)

Provides Carers' Assessments and a free 50 hours care at home service for carers (funded by Croydon Council).  To qualify for the respite service, you must be resident in Croydon or work or look after someone in the borough.

The service also provides emotional support and independent advocacy for Croydon and free regular daytime and evening social events throughout the borough for carers aged 16 and over (funded by Big Lottery). 

Tel: 020 8648 9677 (Respite) or 020 8663 5664 (Support, activities and Carer’s Assessments)

Email: (Support, activities and Carer's Assesments)"> (Respite)

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Horizon Care and Welfare Association

Tel: 020 8665 0921


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​Kids - SENDIAS and Mediation Service

Provides support to children and young people in Croydon with a disability or special educational needs (SEN). Can support with Education, Health and Care Plans, preparing for adulthood, solving disputes with schools and professionals and support with meetings.  Offers regular drop in sessions and regular workshops.

Tel: 020 8663 5630


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Macmillian Centre

Centre offering information and support services to people with cancer in Croydon and their families and carers. Based at Nightingale House, Croydon University Hospital. 

Tel: 020 8401 3441 


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Mind in Croydon

Holds a fortnightly advice surgery at the Carers Support Centre and can provide carers of children and adults with mental health problems with information, counselling and support. Mind in Croydon’s Carers Counselling Service operates at a number of venues in Croydon and provides up to six free sessions to carers who are 16 plus and living in the borough of Croydon. 

Tel: 020 8668 2210 


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​Parents in Partnership (PIP)

Provides information, support, advocacy and training to parents and carers who have a child or young person with special educational needs or a disability. Based at the Carers Support Centre.

Tel: 020 8663 5626 


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​Young Carers Project (Off the Record)

Offers support to young people aged 7-25 and caring for someone with a physical disability, mental health issue, long-term illness or learning difficulty. Based at the Carers Support Centre.

Tel: 020 8649 6288, option 2


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National organisations

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Age UK

National charity for older people. Provides a helpline, publications, local branches, campaigning and research:

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Alzheimer’s Society

National dementia charity. Provides information, advice and support for people with dementia and their families and carers: 

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Carers Trust

National charity for people caring for someone due to illness, disability or old age. Has specific sections for young carers:

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​Carers UK

National charity for carers in the UK. Provides a helpline, online information, publications, research and campaigning:

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Disability Rights UK

National charity run by and for disabled people in the UK. Provides information, specialist helplines, national campaigns and an employment project:

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Macmillian Cancer Support

National charity for people affected by cancer and their families and carers. Provides information, support, publications, Macmillian Cancer Nurses and research:

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National charity for people with a learning disability. Provides online information, support, a helpline, campaigning, research, Easy Read information for people with a learning disability, local branches and direct support:

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​National Autistic Society

National charity for people with an autism spectrum condition, including Asperger’s. Provides online information, a helpline, publications, research, campaigning, local branches and direct support.


National charity for disabled people. Provides online forums, information and support:

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Stroke Association

National charity for people affected by a stroke and their families and carers. Offers information, support, local support groups and campaigning:

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