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Caring for someone

A carer is someone who cares for a family member, friend or neighbour because they are ill, frail, disabled or have mental ill-health or substance misuse problems.


The Carers’ Centre is a website that offers advice on a range of different topics for people who are caring for an older person in their family. They are able to provide information on issues and concerns that carers have.  The website pulls together information from different sources to help you to find out what support is available and how to access services.

We've provided links here to some of their webpages that you may find useful:

  • Choosing care
  • Activities and staying busy
  • Staying healthy
  • Paying for care

To find out more contact:

Tower Hamlets Carers Centre
21 Brayford Square London E1 0SG
Tel: 020 7790 1765


Opening Hours: 9am – 5pm
The centre is wheelchair accessible

You can search for more organisations that can also help with information and advice using our community catalogue. (link to carers section)

If you are a young carer (under 18) please contact Children Services: 020 7364 5606 or visit this page for more details. (link)

Our carers’ strategy is our plan for supporting carers in Tower Hamlets (link).

Contact the Carers Direct helpline if you need help with your caring role and want to talk to someone about what options are available to you.

If you are looking for information and advice that isn’t specifically related to your caring role check out the Community Advice Network for advice services located in or around the borough.