For up-to-date information and latest changes to services and opening times – please visit our dedicated coronavirus service updates page.
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
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit – www.facebook.com/portsmouthcarerscentre for news and events
If you need more information on social care you can find it here.
Time Together for Carers Programme
Are you looking forward to getting out and about and meeting up again?
After a year of restrictions, the thought of getting out and about and meeting others may seem like a daunting experience.
The Carers Centre would like to offer Carers the chance to spend some time together in a relaxed and friendly environment.
Over the coming months, we are hosting a variety of events to provide opportunities for carers to meet in groups and try some new activities.
For more information or to book a place please contact the Carers Centre
Tel: 023 9285 1864 Email: email@example.com
Time to Talk
- A wellbeing group for carers to meet and talk over a variety of topics – hosted by Talking Change
- Join via zoom (We can also host a small up to 5 people to access the zoom call at the Carers Centre for people who do not have access at home)
All sessions take place on a Wednesday 1.30-2.30pm on the following dates:
|Date||Suggested Topics (could be subject to change)|
|18/08/21||Loss and the grieving process and mindfulness (if time allows)|
|01/09/21||Worry, rumination and negative thinking|
|08/09/21||Follow up (flexible to accommodate requests for more info.)|
Join our carers group for a taster session to enjoy fresh air and time together at our community allotment in Milton
|Thursday||12/08/21||11am - 1pm||BBQ and natter with some mindfulness|
|Wednesday||16/08/21||12 - 2pm||BBQ Demo with Mike|
|Thursday||26/08/21||10am - 12pm||Bacon roll and banter with a foodie quiz|
Time to Get Active
Gentle exercise groups for carers and cared for to get out and about and try out some activities
|Day||Date||Time||Venue and Activity Details|
|Tuesday||03/08/21||2-3pm||Social Stretch and Games- Mountbatten Centre Sports Hall - Table, Tennis, Walking Football Seated Stretch|
|Thursday||12/08/21||12-1pm||Pilates - Gentle Introductory Session - Mountbatten Centre Function Suite|
|Tuesday||17/08/21||2-3pm||Nordic Walking - Introductory Session Southsea - Meet at Canoe Lake - Circular walk Southsea seafront|
|Thursday||26/08/21||10.30-11.30am||Social Stretch and Games - Mountbatten Centre Sports Hall - Short Tennis, New Age Curling, Seated Stretch and Archery|
|Wednesday||01/09/21||2-3pm||Nordic Walking - Introductory Session - Mountbatten Centre - Circular walk along Hilsea prom|
|Monday||06/09/21||1-2pm||Pilates- Gentle Introductory Session - Mountbatten Centre Function Suite|
|Wednesday||15/09/21||2-3pm||Social Stretch and Games - Preferred choice of previous activities depending on attendee feedback|
|Monday||20/09/21||10.30-11.30||Nordic Walking - Introductory session - Milton Park - Circular Walk|