Carers in Southampton
Meon House, Rear of 189 Portswood Road
Public phone: 023 8058 2387
Website URL: http://www.carersinsouthampton.co.uk
Service offered: Free to anyone in Southampton city postcodes who gives their time, unpaid, to look after a family member, friend or neighbour with additional support needs. The service offers: Personal support via specialist carer support workers. A carer’s identity card giving access to discounts on services. Statutory carer's assessments to identify needs and determine eligibility to receive specific services and a discretionary personal budget. An emergency plan that can be registered with the local council in case of emergency situations. Monthly speakers and social opportunities. A website directory of relevant national and local services and resources. A newsletter listing relevant local and national events and services and learning and training opportunities. Information for Southampton employers wishing to become a carer friendly company. We also work with local charity No Limits who provide a support service for young carers.
Target group: Adults over 18 years.
Area served: The carer or the person they care for must be a resident of the City of Southampton as the service is funded by Southampton City Council.
How to contact: Carer services are running: but without face-to-face access during Coronavirus period. 023 8058 2387. Open Monday to Friday 9am-5pm. Self-referral via this form: https://www.carersinsouthampton.co.uk/forms/request-help-from-carers-in-southampton
Wheelchair access: Yes - limited
Accessible toilets: Yes
Access notes: Accessible services (eg Fully Adapted Toilets) can be arranged at an adjacent building via Mencap. No loop system available. Makaton available.
Languages other than English: English, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu and Greek
Charity number: 1103691 (Carers in Southampton is a project within Registered Charity Southampton Mencap)
Year established: 2014
Staffing: Two full-time staff members and seven part-time staff members.
Public transport: Bus Unilink U1A, Blue Star No 2, Red Bus No 7. Train station St Denys
Record last checked: 19 October 2021