If you are caring for someone living in the community and you wish to continue to do this, you may need some information and advice to help you to continue to care.
Thurrock Carers Centre provides a welcoming and friendly environment to help all carers find advice either in person or by telephone.
Contact us by telephone or visit us to find out more about the services we provide and how we can help you. You can also ask someone to contact us on your behalf. This may be a:
The centre is open seven days a week, Monday to Thursday 9:00am-5:30pm, Friday 9:00am-5:00pm, Saturday and Sunday 9:30am-5:00pm.
The Carers Centre also has a duty email box for making referrals only. To make a referral, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thurrock Carers Centre provides practical and emotional support, advice and information to informal carers. These include:
Services offered at the centre:
For further information about groups and other activities contact the centre on 01375 413754 or write to:
Alternatively e-mail: email@example.com
This service provides carers with an opportunity to have a break from their role. We provide a short break in various ways.
For this service you will need to have an assessment of your needs. Please contact Community Solutions on 01375 652868.
The short break service provides respite care on Saturdays and Sundays at the Thurrock Carers Centre. We can bring your relative or friend to the centre any time between 9:30am and 5:00pm. You can make the arrangements in advance. If you have not previously used the weekend service, you will need to contact Community Solutions on 01375 652868 they will carry out an assessment of your needs.
We encourage the person accessing the service to become involved in a range of activities. We charge for lunch and any refreshments we provide throughout the day. If personal care is needed, our trained staff will assist.
If you have to be out longer than the closure times of the respite breaks, a trained staff member can accompany your relative/friend home and stay with them until you return.
Carers sometimes need to take a break away from their relative/friend but are reluctant to leave them. If you need someone to visit your relative while you take a holiday, then this service is for you.
We provide trained staff to visit daily. We will agree and assess the number of times a day with you. This will then help you to go on holiday assured that the person you are caring for is receiving daily contact with another person who can provide the support and care they may need.
Telephone: 01375 413703 / 413754 for further information.
Carers often provide ongoing support to their loved one with a mental health condition. This can often be demanding and difficult, isolating many carers themselves.
Carers Support Services offers support to these carers and also provide information and support to anyone caring for, or concerned about someone’s drugs and alcohol issues.
The Carers Support group offers a safe environment for people to express their concerns to ensure that their individual needs are addressed.
It can offer the following:
The Carers Support group meets on the second Thursday of each month from 7:30-9:00pm. All carers are welcome.
You can contact us directly on 01375 413754 / 413640 or in person at the Thurrock Carers Centre.
If for any reason you, your relatives and friends are not happy with the care provided, talk directly to a staff member, the manager of Thurrock Carers Centre, or the customer services officer in Community Well-being. For further information, please visit our Customer Care page.
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