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Charity (no. 312612)

Carers Support Centre

"Providing information, advice and support to unpaid carers in Croydon"

Who We Help, Why We Help & the Difference It Makes

We are the one stop shop for carers in Croydon, providing free information, advice, activities, workshops and emotional support.

We are here for Croydon 33,000 unpaid carers, looking after a friend, family member or neighbour who needs their support due to illness, disability or old age. Our service receives around 25,000 enquiries each year. 

“I didn't know anything about the help I could get until I came here.”

Croydon carer

Home to a number of carers support organisations, carers are welcome to drop in Monday to Friday, 10am-4pm for information, advice and support. 

Carers can also visit the Carers Café on weekday mornings, 10.30am-12.30pm for a free hot drink and a chance to relax and chat.

About us

The Carers Support Centre is run by the Carers Information Service, part of Croydon education and care charity The Whitgift Foundation. We are supported by Croydon Council. 

Find out how we can help you.

Our Services Are


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The Carers Support Centre offers a wide range of free services to carers of someone who needs help due to illness, disability or old age. (Please click on the green links for further information)

Information and Advice

Drop-in information, advice and support from an advice worker at the Carers Support Centre (Monday to Friday, 10am - 4pm)

Casework Support

Casework support for carers with more complex situations

Drop-in Carers Cafe

Drop-in Carers Cafe -  open on weekday mornings, 10.30am - 12.30pm for a free hot drink with access to books, games, Wi-Fi and a laptop.

Useful Publications

Useful publications for carers and professionals who support them, including How To... A Guide for Carers in Croydon, our factsheet series telling you everything you need to know as a carer in Croydon

Newsletter and e-bulletin

Quarterly newsletter and regular e-bulletin to help you stay up-to-date with the latest news and events

Advice Surgeries

Regular specialist advice surgeries on benefits, debt, employment and legal advice

Health and Wellbeing Service

Health and wellbeing events to help you look after yourself including massage, singing and dance


Free workshops on practical and self-development topics

Help in an Emergency

Emergency Carers Cards to give carers peace of mind

Special Events

Special events for carers including Carers Rights Day and  Carers Week

Regular Events

Please click here to see What's On

Radar keys for disabled toilet access

Radar keys for disabled toilet access on sale for £3 at the Carers Support Centre


If you are a carer living or looking after someone in Croydon, you can register as a member of the Carers Support Centre

Additional Information

GP Support for Carers

Not Just a Patient: GP Support for Carers in Croydon


We are committed to helping as many people as possible access our website. This includes people with sight problems, hearing, mobility and cognitive impairments. If you need adjustments to your computer to suit your needs, visit AbilityNet.

Privacy policy

The Carers Information Service takes looking after your personal data very seriously. To find out more about how the Carers Information Service looks after your personal data, please download our full Privacy Statement (opens as PDF file). You can also request a copy by emailing helenthompson@carersinfo.org.uk or visiting the Carers Support Centre.

Room Hire

The Carers Support Centre has third floor office space in central Croydon to hire at great rates.The office available is fully serviced and suitable for up to four people.

How to Find Us

We are located on George Street, directly opposite George Street tram stop and just a short walk away from East and West Croydon mainline rail stations. The nearest car park is NCP Croydon Central in Dingwall Avenue CR0 2AA

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