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Coronavirus update

For up-to-date information and latest changes to services and opening times – please visit our dedicated coronavirus updates page.

General information

Many carers find that it is useful to talk about their caring role. It doesn’t matter who you support and why they need that support. It could be a child with additional needs, an older relative or a friend – the Carers Service is here to support all carers. The person you look after doesn’t need a formal diagnosis and you don’t need to be claiming carers allowance to use the service.

The team is based at the Carers Centre. We start with a conversation to understand your situation and help you to work out what type of support might help. Carers often find it useful to get information and advice, support to have a break or just to have a listening ear.

You can drop in, call, e-mail or use Facebook Messenger – whatever is most convenient.

Portsmouth Carers Centre, 117 Orchard Rd, Southsea, PO4 0AD

Opening hours

The Carers Centre is open to the public.

We are available 9am – 5pm Monday – Thursday, closing at 4.30pm on Friday.

We are available for drop ins however we recommend making an appointment to ensure a member of staff is available for you to speak to.

Telephone number – 023 9285 1864

E-mail –

Visit – for news and events

If you need more information on social care, you can find it on our Adult Social Care page.

Time Together for Carers Programme

Are you looking forward to getting out and about and meeting up again?

After more than a year of restrictions, the thought of going out and meeting others may seem like a daunting experience. We would like to support Carers to connect with others, try out an exercise class or enjoy some time outdoors.

To register your interest and for further information please contact the Carers Centre:

Time to Talk

A new wellbeing group, hosted by Talking Change, is planned for Autumn 2021. The group is there for carers to meet, talk, and have time to think about their own wellbeing.

To register your interest and for further information please contact the Carers Centre: