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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

Due to Covid-19 measures the Carers Centre is closed to the public. We are available 8am to 4 pm Monday to Friday. Our team members are working, keeping in touch with carers across the city by phone, email or using online tools.

From November 2020 we are able to offer some pre-booked individual carers meetings to see a member of staff; unfortunately we are still unable to offer a drop in service.

If you would like to visit the Carers Centre please speak to your named worker or contact us on the number below.

Telephone number – 023 9285 1864

E-mail – carerscentre@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

Visit – www.facebook.com/portsmouthcarerscentre for news and events

If you need more information on social care you can find it here.