Free Carer Respite Breaks

Caring for a friend or family member can be hard work, but you are not alone – there are more than 7 million carers in the UK! Our charity was founded to give unpaid carers a break from their responsibilities, by providing fully trained care support workers to support the person who needs vital care.

While our team is providing care, you can:

  • Go to Work
  • Attend Various Activities
  • Rest
  • Visit Family and Friends
  • Attend Your Own Medical Appointments 
  • Run Errands
  • Complete Chores

Our care support workers provide a full care service for your family member, which includes:

  • Assisting with Personal Care
  • Helping with Meals
  • Escorting the Person on a Trip out
  • Companionship
  • Ensuring Complete Safety in the Home
  • Light Domestic Duties (if Required)

Our services mean that you can return from your break feeling relaxed and refreshed.

In all other areas, or if you are not eligible for the free service, you may be able to obtain funding from your local authority, or via your local carers centre. We recommend that you request a free carers assessment from your local council to find out what support you may be eligible for.

If you need help most of the day, or want the security of having someone with you overnight, consider our live-in care service, which is detailed above.

If you live in Hounslow you may be able to benefit from:

Home Care

Providing a Full Personal Care Service to Help You to Live at Home

Carers Trust Thames provides high-quality care to help people live at home. All of our services are designed to promote independence, provide choice, and increase mental and physical stimulation wherever possible.

We support people of any age, usually from 4 to 104! We provide care for people with a wide range of conditions including physical disabilities, dementia, learning disabilities, autism, long-term illnesses and those who are frail due to age. Our home care visits are usually for an hour, so we can complete necessary tasks, spend some time getting to know the person and assist with household duties, such as washing or light cleaning.

We provide:

  • Assistance with Dressing
  • Assistance with Mobility
  • Help with Washing
  • Incontinence Care
  • Medication Reminders
  • Help to Get Up in the Morning and Back to Bed at Night
  • Being Present in the Home Overnight to Provide Assistance When Needed (Sleeping or Waking Service)
  • Food Preparation (and Dietary Monitoring)
  • Light Domestic Duties

If you need help most of the day, or want the security of having someone with you overnight, consider our live-in care service. Contact us to discuss how we can support you at home.

Live-In Care

When you need someone with you most of the day, consider our live-in care service.

If you are finding it hard to live alone, feel as though you need more support, or want the security of knowing that someone is there with you overnight, then please contact us today for a quote. This service can be an alternative to a care home, and means you don’t have to leave or sell your beloved home.

Live-in care is when one of our staff members come to live in your home, either permanently or on rotation with another worker. They live their life alongside you, helping to run the household and do the shopping as well as escorting you to appointments and cooking and caring for you.

Staff must have their own bedroom plus up to 4 hours’ break a day, however we can provide another care support worker to visit you during this break if that is what you need.

If you need live-in care urgently, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us and we’ll do our best to allocate one of our existing care support workers to your home. However, we prefer to work with you to recruit someone who matches your exact needs. We take into account everything from where you like to go and whether you drive or not to what you like to watch on TV and the type of food you like to cook.

Companionship and Practical Help

Keeping You Company and Escorting You on Trips and to Appointments

Carers Trust Thames has teams of multi-skilled, flexible care support workers that can help you in many aspects of your life. We can support you with:

  • Attendance at Clubs, Meetings, and Events
  • Companionship at Home
  • Getting You to Appointments
  • Help with Reading
  • Shopping
  • Light Domestic Duties and Gardening
  • Organising Mail and Writing Letters
  • Working on Hobbies or Crafts
  • Planning and Accompanying You on Outings and Trips

Contact us on hillingdon@carerstrustthames.org.uk to see if we can help you with any other requirements.

Learn To Trust Yourself

Help for Clients with a Learning Disability to Learn a New Skill

Learn To Trust Yourself provides great additional support for clients with a learning disability and/or autistic spectrum conditions, generously funded by the Whalley White Charitable Trust.

Clients receive additional support from a trained care support worker, in order to learn a new skill that will increase their independence. The service can also cover some of the costs of the activity.

Read about Our Clients Who Have Benefitted from Our Service

Ann lives in sheltered accommodation in Buckinghamshire and receives regular visits from Carers Trust Thames to help her with day-to-day tasks and getting out and about. Ann wanted to feel more confident and socialise with her neighbours. After a discussion with staff, Ann decided that she would like to learn to bake to help her to cook for herself, and provide something she could share with neighbours.

An experienced care support worker, and also an expert baker, supported Ann to purchase baking equipment and taught her to bake during fortnightly sessions. Ann shared the results of her work – a beautiful sponge cake with pink icing – with her fellow residents at a weekly coffee morning, and felt proud and pleased and enjoyed the praise from the group. Ann also made a Christmas cake and mince pies for the Carers Trust Thames’ customer Christmas party, where they were well received!

Ann is now volunteering in the Carers Trust Thames office where she is learning new skills and enjoying supporting the charity.

Ella lives in the Milton Keynes area with her father (her mother is deceased). She has learning disabilities and a physical disability. Ella wanted to be more independent and to feel confident in herself. Our care support workers helped Ella to learn how to choose and apply moisturiser and makeup. This helped her feel more confident in her social group at her day centre and other events, and she felt that she learned an important life skill for a woman of her age.

The staff supporting Ella arranged for her to visit a local Boots™ for a free makeover session where she was given a large pamper pack of goodies. Ella has learnt that she can have a free test of makeup by visiting makeup counters, and has compiled a scrap book of makeup and ‘looks’ that she likes or finds amusing. Now Ella’s individual support has finished, we are pleased to say that she is continuing to apply makeup expertly and is increasingly confident.

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Important Information

Opening times for the Hounslow location are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and the address is: Carers Trust Thames, Key House, 106 High Street, Yiewsley, Middlesex, UB7 7BQ.

CONTACT our care charity in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, to discover more about the particular services we offer in the area of Hounslow.