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What is a carer?

What is a carer?

A lot of people who provide unpaid support do not see themselves as carers as they may feel that is a normal part of life. This support might include:

  • personal care such as assistance with bathing and dressing
  • help with medication
  • cooking, grocery shopping and domestic tasks
  • accompanying to appointments
  • transport
  • help managing finances
  • emotional support

Caring for someone living with Dementia - a personal experience from Marcelline Russell

COVID-19 Coronavirus and caring for someone 

Carers UK offer continued support to help you and those you look after. Contact details: Telephone 020 7378 4999 Email

For local support the Greenwich Carers Centre can help.

Their support team can be reached 9am - 5pm Monday - Friday

Telephone: 0300 300 2233

Please do get in touch if you would like a well-being plan, an emergency plan or information about our activities programme.

Find out about recent changes to COVID-19 guidance on website.

Dementia UK - new Living with Dementia - Your Essential Guide: Living with Dementia 

Specialist support to families facing dementia | Dementia UK

Get support and advice. Looking for information or advice about dementia or Alzheimer’s? Call our Dementia Helpline for free on 0800 888 6678 for support from our dementia specialist Admiral Nurses. The Helpline is open from 9am to 9pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 5pm on Saturday to Sunday.

For information about carers assessments and more go to

Royal Borough of Greenwich and carers


Herbert Protocol - a  new protocol to keep people with dementia safe. 

What is the Herbert Protocol?

The Herbert Protocol is a form that is aimed to try and protect people with dementia. It can be filled in by carers, family, or friends of a person who could go missing at any time. To find out more and to download the form follow this link Herbert Protocol