Carer Support in Redbridge

Are You a Carer?

If you are please let us know- we may be able to help you. 

Did you a carer you are entitled to an NHS health check and a seasonal flu vaccination, free of charge! Ask at reception for more details.

We will also be running monthly support meetings for carers in the local community, in the very near future.  If this is something you would be interested in, please let us know. 

For more information, please contact Julie Mason, Glebelands Carer Lead, on 0208 989 6272

Details will be posted here in due course, but should you need any support before then, please contact Redbridge Carers Support Service on 0208 514 6251, or visit their website at

Glebelands receives Carers GP Award


NHS Links

There is a wealth of information on the NHS website about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.

  • Caring for another person

    Watch this video on: caring for someone else and what it means

  • Telling people

    Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you're a carer is important so they understand and can support you.

  • Taking a break

    Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it's essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.

  • Housing and carers

    Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?

Finance and Law

Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.

The Social Fund is a scheme to help people with expenses that are
difficult to meet from a low income and includes

*Winter Fuel Payments
*Cold Weather Payments
*Funeral Expenses Payments
*Advances of Benefit are payment s that partially replaced the 
discretionary Social Fund and includes
 *Short term advances
 *Budgeting advances
 *Budgeting loans.


  • Tax credits

    Information on claiming tax credits and whether you might be eligible