Harrow Carers Macmillan Cancer Carer Service

Harrow Carers are working in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support to specifically address the needs of Cancer carers in Harrow. With dedicated staff and other professionals to support carers; they would never have to feel alone.

We provide emotional, financial and practical support to carers of those living with Cancer in Harrow; as well as signposting carers to other specialists’ services, in order to improve their wellbeing within their caring role.

At Harrow Carers we understand how difficult and stressful it can be for carers to combine caring for their loved ones and to manage their own personal life. Our goal is to support Cancer Carers to access the support services they need to balance their day-to-day challenges.

Our aim is to:

  • Engage with cancer carers and provide information and advice
  • Increase cancer carer involvement
  • Increase cancer carer wellbeing and coping skills
  • Initiate cancer carers to socialise and network

We offer information, advice and support in the following areas:

  • Welfare and Grant Benefits and filling in application forms
  • Signposting to specialist services
  • Hospital discharge and post discharge
  • Support to Improve your mental health and wellbeing
  • Social networking and support groups

SUPPORT GROUPS

  • Monthly group outing
  • Coffee/Tea and Cake
  • Allotment
  • Mental Health Awareness
  • Carers Drop-In Sessions

WORKSHOPS AND ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:

  • Wellbeing support and information Session
  • Massage including Indian Head Massage
  • Shiatau (Japanese Massage)
  • Yoga
  • Bollywood Dance
  • Group Walk
  • Drop-In Sessions
  • Stress management/Positive Psychology
  • Managing challenges
  • Counselling
  • Yogalates

TRAINING/SKILLS BUILDING

  • Computer Courses
  • First Aid
  • Manual Handling
  • Health and Safety
  • Arts and Crafts

FINANCIAL ADVICE

  • Forms Filling: Disabled Living Allowance, Personal Indpendence Payment, Attendance AllowanceA, and others
  • Home Visits
  • Welfare Benefit and Grant Advice

We are open Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm and you can call us on 0208 8685224 Ext. 214 or 07523 021 166 to speak to a members of staff. We are always willing to listen.
E-mail: victoria.ozoigbo@harrowcarers.org
E: admin@harrowcarers.org
Web: www.harrowcarers.org