Sutton Carers Centre

Sutton Carers Centre

At a glance


  • Children / families
  • Counselling / advice
  • Education
  • Learning disabilities / difficulties
  • Men
  • Mental health
  • Older people / later life
  • Physical disabilities
  • Substance misuse
  • Training / employment support
  • Young people

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A Carer is anyone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health concern or an addiction cannot cope without their support.

Anyone could be a Carer – a 15-year-old girl looking after a parent with alcohol dependency, a 40-year-old man caring for his partner who has terminal cancer, or an 80-year-old woman looking after her husband who has Alzheimer’s disease.

The mission of Sutton Carers Centre is to support Carers (and their families) to improve their health, wellbeing and quality of life by:

  • Reaching out to every Carer in the London Borough of Sutton
  • Helping each Carer to understand their rights and get their voice heard
  • Working with and for each Carer, respecting and responding to their individual skills, experiences and choices

Sutton Carers Centre works to ensure that every Carer is recognised and respected as an individual and can get the support they need and assurance that they are not alone.


SCC staff and volunteers are trained and experienced to provide support, advice and information using a whole family approach, so that Carers are able to have the best chance of living a healthy and fulfilling life.

Sutton Carers Centre provides an Information, Advice and Support Service which includes:

  • Information and advice around benefits (including a form filling service)
  • Mobility support
  • Carers assessments
  • Aids and adaptations
  • Local support groups
  • Breaks for Carers
  • Employment and training advice and support
  • Informal advocacy
  • Emotional support (face to face or on the telephone)
  • Referrals and signposting to other organisations.

Sutton Carers Centre also provides a Counselling and Wellbeing Service for Carers who are experiencing common problems such as anxiety and depression. It is a partnership between the NHS and Sutton Carers Centre, and it offers:

  • Group or individual support for depression and anxiety as well as couple or whole family work
  • Support with self-help materials and books
  • Computer based therapies
  • Information on other useful therapies

We also have mental health specialists working at the Centre who can provide:

  • Information about diagnosis and treatment
  • Help with transport costs to visit inpatients at Springfield Hospital
  • Support to access information and navigate the mental health system
  • Access to specific activities and opportunities to meet other Carers of people with mental health problems.

Our Young Carers Service is a specialist service for children and young people ages 8-18 who have caring responsibilities. The might be caring for a relative such as a parent, sibling or grandparent who is ill, physically disabled or has a learning disability. This service provides:

  • Information and Advice
  • Individual flexible support tailored to the Young Carers' needs
  • Opportunities for time off from their caring role through short breaks and different social, educational and therapeutic activities
  • A chance to meet other Young Cares and make friends with young peope in a similar situation
  • School and homework support
  • Someone to speak on their behalf
  • A regular Young Carers Newsletter
  • Practical Support for the while family including advice on housing, benefits and health issues

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