Asian Carers

We have a growing community of Asian Carers who come together through the Carers’ Centre to share their experiences.

Asian Carers support:

Our lead for Asian Carers is Kamal, she has over 20 years experience working in the social and health care sectors. She is here to help you navigate the social care system, finances and accessing community resources if you are an Asian Carer.

Some of the areas that we support Asian Carers with are below.

End of life care, difficulties in looking after a disabled cared for, mental health, Dementia, older siblings caring for parents, single isolated Carers, Carers who themselves experience mental health and disability conditions, difficulties in accessing support due to language .

This encompasses  support for older and younger Asian Carers who look after family members or partners, supporting diversity, cultural expectations,  and access.

This includes Carers who live both with, and separately to their cared for.

We offer 1-1 support, listening support, a space to talk about how things are for you, follow up support and contact to minimise emotional distress. To help you stay as independent as possible, helping where you feel you need help. Respecting your own knowledge and experience of the person looked after – and of  lived life experiences.

We can help to guide you through the process with other organisations i.e. benefits, finance information, Social services, Hospital, GP and others. Offer ways of coping, and help advocate for you with any services you may be finding difficult to navigate.

Our Asian Carers peer support group is facilitated by Kamal one of our team at Wandsworth Carers’ Centre. The group is held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month between 2pm-4pm. To sign up please click below.

Our peer support groups give Carers an opportunity to share lived experiences with other Carers who may be in similar situations to themselves. They allow Carers to co-produce the groups and the topics covered each month as well as many of our groups being co-facilitated with Carers.It also allows for Carers to feedback to the Centre, experiences they have had with services within the borough and help us develop methods of improving the services provided for Carers. If you would like to co-facilitate one of our peer support groups please click the link below, we would like to hear from you.

Our aim is always to support Carers’ to care for themselves, so they are able to continue caring for someone else.

We will always work hard to raise Carer Awareness, to celebrate Carers and be the support and advice service you can always rely on.