About Croydon Carers.
Supporting carers in our local community.
Our heritage and purpose.
Operating from 5 carers houses for the previous 10 years, we were established as a registered charity in January 1995 to provide advice and counselling to carers, including benefits and the welfare system.
The original objectives were as now to provide information and emotional support to carers.
Croydon Carers Centre works closely with Carers UK and other carer centres.
All volunteer training is conducted to accredited and approved standards at the National Carer Organisation centres.
In April 2000, the charity took a lease on a building at Park Place in Croydon and now occupies over 4000 square feet of space in which to operate the Croydon Carers Centre. This includes a retail unit, which is run as a charity shop.
Chairman: Ray Greenway
Company Secretary: Chris Patterson
Fundraising Manager: Jenny Gould
The Board of Trustees, drawn from a wide range of local professionals with experience of being carers, is guided by advice provided by external consultants.
The day to day running of Croydon Carers and its projects is overseen by a manager with the help of a number of volunteers.