Carers Direct

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Are You a Carer?

If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you

There is a wealth of information on NHS Choices about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.

  • Caring for a parent

    Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home

  • Telling people

    Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you're a carer is important so they understand and can support you.

  • Taking a break

    Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it's essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.

  • Housing and carers

    Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?

Contact Carers Direct

0808 802 0202
Helpline Information
Office Hours
Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.

Carers support groups

Finance and Law

Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.

Carers Groups & Local Contacts in Rushmoor & Hart


Tel. Number

Alzheimer Café UK

For families, people with dementia and professionals, meet third Friday, 7.30pm - 9.30pm (except August) at St. Peter’s Parish Centre, Church Avenue, Farnborough GU14 7AP

Kandy Redwood

01252 796223

Alzheimer’s Society , Blackwater Valley Branch

Sandhurst Carers’ Support Group - Second Monday, 7.30pm at Sandhurst Day Centre, Yorktown Road, Sandhurst

Fleet Carers’ Support Group - First Wednesday each month 11am to 1pm at Albany Court, Albany Road, Fleet (on the Corner of Albany Road and Kings Road)

Aldershot Carers’ Support Group - the last Wednesday of each month 10.30 am – 12.0 noon , Bourne Court , Manor Road, Aldershot (off Eggars Hill)

Hilary Dyce or

Kathy Mainstone

01276 670071

Carers Support Worker Rushmoor and Hart- Princess Royal Trust for Carers

Catherine Wheeler

07825 589 738

Carers Support Worker (Mental Health) Adults

Conifers Community Mental Health Team, Sorrel Close, Cove, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 9XW


01483 783555

Carers Support Worker (Mental Health) Adults

The Hollies Community Mental Health Team, Willow House,

23, Grosvenor Road, Aldershot, Hampshire GU11 1DL

Claire Bampton

01252 312788

Contact the Elderly

Terry Gibson

01276 683442

Contact a Family

Cay Byford

01252 545345

Frimley Park Hospital – Main entrance, reception & enquiries

Accident & Emergency


01276 604604

01276 604110

01276 604289

Hampshire County Council

Adult Services – Contact Centre

Children’s Services – Contact Centre

0845 603 5630

0845 603 5620

Occupational Therapy and also Out of Hours

0845600 4555

NHS Direct (24 hour helpline)

08 45 46 47

Parents Encouraging Parents (PEP)

Cay Byford

01252 545345

Rushmoor Carers Support Group

An umbrella group for ALL CARERS, regardless of whom they are caring for and the disability.Meet first Thursday, 2pm – 4pm, Rushmoor Borough Council Offices, Farnborough Road, Farnborough GU14

Kandy Redwood



01252 796223

01252 548661

01252 653588

Sunshine and Showers Carer Support Group (Mental Health) ,

St. Joseph ’s Church Hall, Queens Road, Aldershot meet first

Wednesday, 7pm to 9pm.

Judi Page

01252 312788

01252 815652

Young Carers (Rushmoor and Hart Young Carers Project)

(10 years plus) meet every Monday 6.30pm – 8.30pm.Transport

may be provided to families without any transport.Referrals only via Children’s Services Reception & Assessment Team, term time only, in Fleet

David Hewlett

01252 365090


Devereux House, 69 Albert Road , Farnborough.GU14 6SL

Frogmore Day Care Centre, Potley Hill Road , Yateley.GU46 6AG

Rosefield Court , Monachus Lane , Hartley Wintney.RG27 8NP

01252 512967

01252 876055

01252 844110


Beacon House, Victoria Road , Fleet GU51 4LG

01252 615035


Age Concern Lunch Club, Farnborough

Elders Club, Place Court, Pool Road, Aldershot

St. John’s Court , St. Johns Road, Farnborough

01252 517927

01252 324279

01252 515782


Club Hampshire run clubs throughout Hampshire, each one is different.Transport can be arranged locally.For more information please contact:-

01962 877772

07751 717563

(Carers Groups May 2011)

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