New carers centre opened in Croydon
A new centre dedicated to supporting the borough’s carers was officially opened last week.
The Carers Support Centre opened on September 23 so carers can drop in from Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm.
On Monday October 7 the centre was officially opened by Croydon Council leader Councillor Mike Fisher.
The new centre is located at 24 George Street and offers local and national information relevant to carers of all ages, as well as a range of free services, activities and training sessions.
It aims to provide easier access to support and information for carers on a issues such as housing, benefits, debt and employment issues, as well as leisure, social and respite activities.
The initiative is being delivered by Croydon Council and The Whitgift Foundation and led by the Foundation’s Carers’ Information Service.
Martin Corney, Clerk to The Whitgift Foundation, said: "We are delighted that the new Carers Support Centre will very shortly be opening its doors to the public and we welcome all carers in the borough to drop in and find information and support relevant to their lives.”
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