A free service for anyone giving their time, unpaid, to look after a family member, friend or neighbour

Carers Cards

Save you money out and about and recognise your caring role



Carers Lunch and Talk

A monthly Wednesday meet up over lunch with invited speakers on issues relevant to people in a range of caring situations. From 12-2pm at The Victory Centre, 154-158 Portswood Road SO17 2NH


Author: Pip Armitage


  • Life after loss: grief recovery

    Support, advice and practical next steps for life after caring in the Café down the Lane at Southampton Mencap on Wednesday 26th February 2020 from 2-4pm. Open to anyone whose caring role has ended due to bereavement. Focus: grief recovery. Read more

  • Professionals Workshop March 2020

    On Thursday 5th March please SAVE THE DATE for a session for professionals on taking care of the health of those in your care at The Mencap Centre, 187A Portswood Road SO17 2NF. Workshop from 10-1pm. Read more

  • Irwin Mitchell Information Session at Rosewood Free School

    What you're entitled to as a parent or carer - including information on housing, social work, funding, benefits and blue badges. 11th May 10am-12pm at Rosewood Free School. Read more

  • Reminiscence in the Park, 2020

    An interactive fun filled day for all the family to raise awareness of dementia. Visit the acclaimed Dementia Tour Bus for a virtual experience of what life with dementia might be like. Sunday 27 May 2020 midday to 5pm Royal Victoria Country Park, Netley SO31 5DQ FREE to attend (but parking charges may apply). Read more

  • Dementia Festival 2020

    Southampton is holding a dementia festival to highlight the services available to people living with dementia and their carers. This event is for people living with dementia and their friends, neighbours and family members. if you are worried about a friend, neighbour or relative come along and learn more about the disease and how to help. Read more


  • BBC Radio Solent Community Heroes Awards 2020

    The BBC Radio Solent Community Heroes Awards 2020 aim to recognise unsung heroes across Hampshire, Dorset and the Isle of Wight with entries being sought in a variety of categories. Nominate unsung heroes across Hampshire, Dorset and the Isle of Wight. Read more

  • Carers' Cafe relaunches at UHS Southampton

    Carers’ Café offers support for all family and friends of people with long-term health conditions. From 5th February, every Wednesday 5-7pm at The Hub on G Level, NHS University Hospital Southampton SO16 6YD Read more

  • Wuhan novel coronavirus: information for the public

    Information and actions for the public on the outbreak of Wuhan novel coronavirus, including the current situation in the UK and actions taken in the UK and abroad. From Public Health England Read more

  • Report on Adult Social Care statistics in England

    The Office for Statistics Regulation (OSR) has published its findings from an in-depth review of Adult Social Care statistics in England. It calls for better adult social care data for England to understand the experience of individuals getting social care. 16 January 2020 — Press release Read more

  • Carer Survey

    Tell University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust your carer views and needs Read more

  • Southampton Timebank at Cafe Down the Lane

    3rd Monday of the month 1- 3.30 p.m. for Coffee and Chat at Café Down the Lane in Portswood. There will be cake and refreshments available to buy Read more