Contact details and links to websites that can provide you general or specific advice.
Growing older doesn’t come with a manual, so if you need information or advice on anything from health to housing, call our free national information line on 0800 169 6565. It's open 365 days a year from 8am to 7pm2
Tel: 020 8680 5450
Fax 020 8288 9229
Details of national and local support
Tel: 020 7423 3500
NHS Choices website and advice line offering free confidential information and support for carers
Tel: 0808 802 0202
Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines and mobiles.
Guides and information for carers in Croydon
Advice Line (for older people, their carers and family) 0845 300 7585
New Addington: 1 Overbury Crescent, CR0 0LR
Tel: 01689 846890
380-384 Harrow Road
London W9 2HU
FirstStop Advice is an independent, free service offering advice and information for older people, their families and carers about housing and care options in later life.
FirstStop's advice line is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, to offer the best independent information and advice available on all aspects of care and housing for older people.
Tel: 0800 377 7070
Mental Health resource for residents of Croydon
26 Pampisford Road
Tel: 020 8668 2210
Fax: 020 8763 2084
We are able to provide information on a range of topics including types of mental distress, where to get help, drug and alternative treatments and advocacy. We are able to provide details of help and support for people in their own area.
Tel: 0845 766 0163
National charity - Mencap is the voice of learning disability, every day they support thousands of parents, carers and people with a learning disability to lead a full and valued life.
Guide to services for people with learning disabilities in the Borough of Croydon.
RLSB exists to help blind and partially sighted young people live life without limits. And with a history spanning more than 170 years, the RLSB has become an expert in helping blind people achieve their goals in life.
Royal London Society for Blind People (RLSB)
Victoria Charity Centre
11 Belgrave Road
Phone: (Sevenoaks) 01732 592 500 / (London) 020 7808 6170
Fax: 01732 592 506
Opening hours: 9am - 5pm
Working with individuals who employ their own care and support. The role of Skills for Care is to ensure that the adult social care workforce has the skills and qualifications to deliver high quality social care.
A not for profit company offering information about care and support for older people, their carers and their families.
VoiceAbility works with individuals and groups who have mental health problems, learning disabilities, physical or sensory impairments, substance misuse issues or are on the autistic spectrum. We also work with older people and carers. Our role is to support people to speak up about what they want. That could be information on what services they can access, or for us to represent them in meetings. It could be to facilitate a group to work with decision makers to change the way that their local services run and make changes that really do affect them.
McMillan House, 54 Cheam Common Road, Worcester Park, Surrey, KT4 8RH
Tel: 0208 330 6644
Providing a range of services in Croydon for people accessing mental health care.
C V A Resource Centre
82 London Road
Contact Number: 020 8253 7068