The Carers’ Information Service became part of The Whitgift Foundation in 1997. It provides carers in Croydon with free information, support, advice and training.
Croydon currently has over 34,000 people caring for someone who needs help due to an illness, disability, or because of old age. The Carers’ Information Service provides a range of services to support carers through training sessions, outreach, a series of publications and an information hotline.
In autumn 2013 the Carers’ Information Service moved to the new Carers Support Centre. The Centre is jointly funded by The Whitgift Foundation and Croydon Council and provides a drop-in information service, making it easier for carers to access the support and advice they need.
Our friendly team offers a range of free services to adult carers in Croydon, including information and advice about all matters related to caring for a family member or friend with an illness, disability or frailty. We can help carers with the issues affecting them, as well as refer them on to specialist organisations in the borough. The information and advice team can also be contacted during our monthly outreach sessions in the Croydon University Hospital reception. We run training courses for carers on practical skills such as first aid, self-development topics like confidence building, as well as weekly information sessions to introduce carers to local service providers. We have a series of helpful publications, including a regular newsletter, Carers News, and a monthly e-bulletin called What’s New for Carers? These publications can be found on the Carers' Information Service website.