Transition Support Porject

Do you care for someone with a learning disability or dementia?  Are you planning for the future, considering housing options for the person you care for but not sure where to start? 


Then Wandsworth Carers’ Centre can support you.  The term transition used here refers to a change in living arrangements. Carers can find it challenging when planning for the future of the person they care for.  Ensuring Carers feel listened to and not isolated, the project supports Carers by empowering them to make change manageable


The Transition Support project offers:


  • 1:1 support empowering you to make changes using the Carers Outcome Star
  • Support by accompanying you on visits to accommodation being considered
  • Peer to peer support from someone who has direct experience of the issues you are facing
  • Ongoing follow up support as and when required


If you are beginning to think about long-term planning, you have begun to explore transition options, or you would like more information please contact Tracie Gleeson, Transition Support Officer on Tel: 0208675 0811 Email:




Annual Health Checks for Carers

If you are an unpaid Carer who is over the age of 18 and have a Wandsworth GP you are eligible to receive a 30 -minute Carer Consultation with your GP.


Your GP will check your physical and emotional health and will assess what impact your caring duties are having on them.  Where relevant your GP will then refer you to services that can support you in your caring role and with your health and wellbeing.


Following your initial consultation, your GP will invite you back annually for follow up consultations.  Contact your GP to make an appointment.

Wandsworth Carers’ Centre Information and Advice Service

Don’t Miss Out: To book an appointment with an Information and Advice Worker for support to complete the Carers’ Centre on 020 8877 1200


This service is in high demand.  If you require help to fill in a benefit form, please contact us as soon as possible to book an appointment.


Important Point:  Please note the date on the letters you receive, as timelines for sending information back to a benefits department are based on the date listed on the letter, not the date you receive the letter.



If you are wishing to check your benefits entitlements you may also wish to use one of the following

websites; and



Online Financial Help if you are Disabled

There is a wide range of disability-related financial support, including benefits, tax credits, payments, grants and concessions.

The main disability and sickness benefits are:  

  • Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
  • Attendance Allowance
  • Employment and Support Allowance


Depending on your circumstances, you might also be able to get:


  • Industrial Injuries Benefit if you’re disabled as a result of work
  • Constant Attendance Allowance if you need daily care and attention because of a disability
  • The disability element of Working Tax Credit, if your work and are getting PIP or DLA


For more information, visit






Active Lifestyles Programme

Wandsworth Carers’ Centre can provide you with a voucher for 2 FREE sessions of any of the following activities on behalf of the Active Lifestyles Programme.

  • Tai Chi classes
  • Pilates
  • Keep fit (50+)
  • Keep on Moving (50+)
  • Keep fit for Life (50+)
  • Zumba
  • Kickboxercise
  • Tone & Stretch (50+)
  • Walking Football
  • Walking Netball


If you would like to claim a voucher, please collect one from our Wandsworth office: 181 Wandsworth High Street, London SW18 4JE.


For information regarding the Active Lifestyles Programme, please visit

Wandsworth Carers Forum


Come to the Carers Forum

To share your experience of being a Carer in Wandsworth, discuss key issues affecting Carers, and meet other Carers.

The Forum meets every two months and Carers set the agenda.  New members always welcome.  Refreshments provided.


Next Meeting Thursday 10th May from 11 am to 1 pm

Location: Committee Room 122, Marble Hall,

Wandsworth Town Hall,

Wandsworth, London SW18 2PU


To find out more or put your name down call 020 8877 1200 or email

First Aid Workshop for Carers

First Aid

Workshop for Carers

Come and learn essential First Aid skills in a workshop run by the British Red Cross.

The course will cover:

  • Skills for adults at risk
  • Head injuries
  • Heart Attacks
  • Strokes and Seizures

Friday 27th April 2018 – 10:30 am to 1:00 pm

Wandsworth Carers’ Centre, 46 Balham High Road, London SW12 9AQ

For more information and to book your place, call 020 8877 1200





With a leisurely walk in Clapham Common and a cup of tea in a cafe 

(Tea will be paid for by the Carers’ Centre) 

Wednesday 25th April 2018 at 11 am

Come along to meet other Carers and socialise,

whilst also getting some fresh air and exercise.

Meet at Wandsworth Carers’ Centre,

Balham Office, 46 Balham High Road, London SW12 9AQ


For more information, contact Wandsworth Carers,

Centre on 020 8877 1200


Complimentary Therapies at Wandsworth Carers’ Centre

Complimentary Therapies at

Wandsworth Carers’ Centre


Complimentary Therapies can reduce stress and give Carers a chance to take some time out to focus on their own needs.  We offer a range of therapies to Carers, depending on volunteer availability.  Therapies are available at our offices in Balham and Wandsworth High Street.

All our volunteer therapists are either trained or in training, and they are fully supported and insured.


Reflexology with Foot Massage: Reflexology is a non-intrusive complementary health therapy, based on the theory that different points on the feet, lower leg, hands, face or ears correspond with different areas of the body – held on Monday morning at the Wandsworth Office.

Acupuncture: Acupuncture is a treatment derived from ancient Chinese medicine.  Fine needles are inserted at certain sites in the body for therapeutic or preventative purposes – Thursday morning at the Wandsworth Office.

Body Massage: Body Massage involves working and acting on the body with pressure.  Techniques are commonly applied using the hands, arms and elbows.

We offer body massage at both offices – Wednesday morning, Wednesday afternoon and Friday morning at the Wandsworth Office and Wednesday afternoon, Thursday morning, Thursday afternoon and Friday morning at the Balham Office.


Call to put your name on the waiting list

and you will be offered a set of appointments for

a £10 non-refundable deposit.  

Or you can book a one-off massage appointment for £3.


How do I get more information or an appointment?

To find out more about the Complementary Therapies, ask at either office for a Therapy Leaflet.

We operate a waiting list for each therapy, so please call us to put your name down on 0208877 1200 (Wandsworth Office) or 0208675 0811 (Balham Office)  or email:

Carers Assessments

Did you know you have the right

to ask the Council to

assess your needs as a Carer?


The person you care for doesn’t need to have been assessed, it’s all about you, and how your caring role affects you and the support you need to carry on.

A Carers Assessment may result in services for you or the person you support.  The Council where the person being cared for lives is responsible.


In Wandsworth, Adult Carers should contact the Access Team on 020 88771200 or email, and Young Carers should cask Children’s Specialist Services for an assessment.

Contact them on 020 8871 6622 or