Asking for a carer’s assessment in Bromley

To find out more about the support available for carers in Bromley, visit http://bromley.mylifeportal.co.uk/carers

If the person being cared for is under 65 years of age and has a mental health condition, please contact the local Community Mental Health Team by visiting www.oxleas.nhs.uk

Useful contacts

The following organisations can provide support, advice and services to informal carers.

Bromley Mencap
Bromley Mencap works with disabled people, their parents and carers who are residents in the Borough of Bromley and who are not eligible for assistance from Bromley Council.

Helpline: 0208 466 0790 (Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm)
Email: enquiries@bromleymencap.org.uk
Web: www.bromleymencap.org.uk

Carers Bromley
Carers Bromley provides support to people in Bromley who provide care for others, who, due to frailty, disability, long-term illness (physical or mental) or vulnerability, are unable to cope on their own.

Carers Bromley provides a telephone check-in line. Carers can call every morning and leave a message to say they are all right. If carers do not phone in, Carers Bromley will check that everyone is okay.

Carers Bromley also offers a Carer’s Card, which will alert the emergency services if you have an accident away from home. It will tell them that you look after someone who depends on you and who to contact to ensure that the person you care for is safe.

Freephone: 0800 015 7700
Email: help@carersbromley.org.uk
To find out more about the support available for carers in Bromley, visit http://bromley.mylifeportal.co.uk/carers

Organisations that run local carers’ support groups

Alzheimer’s Society: White Gables (dementia)

18 Bromley Common,
Bromley BR2 9PD

Tel: 0208 460 9245
Email: bromley@alzheimers.org.uk
Web: www.alzheimers.org.uk

Bromley Mencap (learning disability)

Rutland House (Head Office)
44 Masons Hill
Bromley BR2 9JG

and

Community House
South Street
Bromley BR1 1RH

Tel: 0208 466 0790
Benefits Support Service: 0208 315 2571
Jobmatch Employment Service: 0208 315 2575
Web: www.bromleymencap.org.uk

Bromley Mind (mental health and dementia)
Tel: 01689 811222
Web: www.blmind.org.uk

Burgess Autistic Trust (autism)

164a Lee High Road
Lewisham, London SE13 5PL

Tel: 0208 464 2897
Email: info@burgessautistictrust.org.uk
Web: www.burgessautistictrust.org.uk

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust Headquarters (mental health)

Pinewood House
Pinewood Place
Dartford, Kent DA2 7WG

Tel: 01322 625700
Email: foundation.trust@oxleas.nhs.uk
Web: www.oxleas.nhs.uk