Redbridge Carers Support Service
Redbridge Carers Support Service supports unpaid carers over the age of 16 years old in Redbridge. Carers look after a partner, friend or relative who has physical or mental health difficulties, a learning disability, alcohol or substance misuse, or is ill, frail or elderly.
RCSS aims to make a positive difference to the lives of carers by providing them with a range of services, support and recognition e.g. information/advice, training, ongoing support, support groups, health activities.
Information for volunteers
Young Adult Carers Mentors. Mentors will provide one-to-one support for at least six months to a young adult carer (aged 17-30 years) to facilitate their personal and professional growth, helping them work towards and achieve their goals and aspirations.
Befrienders for older & housebound carers. Redbridge Carers' Support Service needs volunteers with a mature attitude to help us support our older or housebound carers. To our carers, this support can be invaluable. The help can be very variable like only having a little chat on phone to carrying out light household work.
We also look for volunteers to help with outreach and promotion and to help at our support groups and health and wellbeing activities.