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Coronavirus update

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

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 –

Visit – 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:

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:

DateSuggested Topics (could be subject to change)
11/08/21Managing stress
18/08/21Loss and the grieving process and mindfulness (if time allows)
01/09/21Worry, rumination and negative thinking
08/09/21Follow up (flexible to accommodate requests for more info.)

Time Outdoors

Join our carers group for a taster session to enjoy fresh air and time together at our community allotment in Milton

DayDateTimeActivity Details
Thursday12/08/2111am - 1pmBBQ and natter with some mindfulness
Wednesday16/08/2112 - 2pmBBQ Demo with Mike
Thursday26/08/2110am - 12pmBacon 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

DayDateTimeVenue and Activity Details
Tuesday03/08/212-3pmSocial Stretch and Games- Mountbatten Centre Sports Hall - Table, Tennis, Walking Football Seated Stretch
Thursday12/08/2112-1pmPilates - Gentle Introductory Session - Mountbatten Centre Function Suite
Tuesday17/08/212-3pmNordic Walking - Introductory Session Southsea - Meet at Canoe Lake - Circular walk Southsea seafront
Thursday26/08/2110.30-11.30amSocial Stretch and Games - Mountbatten Centre Sports Hall - Short Tennis, New Age Curling, Seated Stretch and Archery
Wednesday01/09/212-3pmNordic Walking - Introductory Session - Mountbatten Centre - Circular walk along Hilsea prom
Monday06/09/211-2pmPilates- Gentle Introductory Session - Mountbatten Centre Function Suite
Wednesday15/09/212-3pmSocial Stretch and Games - Preferred choice of previous activities depending on attendee feedback
Monday20/09/2110.30-11.30Nordic Walking - Introductory session - Milton Park - Circular Walk