A carer is anyone who provides unpaid support to family or friends who could not manage without this help. Carers can be adults or children and often juggle work, school or other commitments alongside their caring roles.

The variety of tasks that a Carer fulfils can include: practical household tasks, personal care and/or emotional support. The term Carer should not be confused with a care worker, or care assistant, who receives payment for looking after someone. 

If you are providing unpaid support to someone due to their mental or physical health, disability, illness or substance misuse issue, we are here to support you in your caring role and to help you stay well, too! 

Sutton Carers Centre supports unpaid Carers who live or work in the London Borough of Sutton. We provide advice, information & emotional support, help with benefit forms/accessing funds, counselling, breaks e.g. complementary therapies, support groups, and much more.

If you are a Carer, we want you to enjoy well-being as well as gain satisfaction from your caring roles so we will support you with any potential challenges that you may face. We also work with other organisations to ensure that you are recognised, respected and that your views are taken in account when planning services.

Our Staff:

Rachael MacLeod - Chief Executive Officer
Amanda Cummins - Director of Services
Jessica Griffiths - Office Manager
Yvvette How - Finance and HR Consultant
Nadia Dhunna - Information and Communications Officer

Karen Page - Adult Carers Service Manager, Information and Advice
Jacque Carey - Adult Carers Support Worker, Income Maximisation

Melanie Choudhury - Young Carers Service Manager
Angelique Thompson - Young Carers Senior Support and Development Worker
Shukri Mohammed - Young Carers Support Worker
Corinne Iles - Young Carers Information and Activities Worker

Kelly Newman - Adult Carers Service Manager – Support (including Mental Health)
Celia Johnson - Mental Health Carers Support and Development Worker
Caroline Hardwicke - Wellbeing Navigator

Our Trustees:

Sharon Gallagher - Vice - Chair
Adrian Gheorghiu - Vice - Chair
Don Brims - Treasurer
Brenda Northover - Adviser
Margaret Hobbs - Trustee
Louise Ellingham - Trustee
Guiliana Rosenow - Trustee
Sarah Samee - Trustee

Our online communities

Carers space

Share tips and ideas with other carers or just have a pause in your day for some fun. Write on the boards, email the helpline or drop into live chat anytime.

Visit Carers Space
It’s a lifeline. I love it, it really helps break the loneliness.


Connect with other young adult carers and share what's going on for you. Have a laugh or a rant, whatever you like – with our team on hand every day.

Visit Matter
It's being able to share whatever matters to us: it's personal, like Facebook but confined and safer.


A safe space for young carers to chat, share experiences and have fun, surrounded by people who understand. Get posting, email us for private advice, or join our supervised chats.

Visit Babble
For me Babble is like a big extended family.