Message from Russell Hallam – Managing Partner at Turbervilles
Turbervilles have been looking after the affairs of local businesses and local people for well over 200 years but have never lost sight of the contribution that as a business we should be making to the local community.
Local community and voluntary groups make our communities stronger and make an invaluable contribution to the lives of the people they serve. As a responsible business we think it’s important, where we can, to support organisations that are local to us.
We are extremely excited by the new partnership that we have forged with Hillingdon Carers. Our sponsorship of their regular carer meetings is just one area that we have been able to help. However commitment means more than money and we are underlining this by making our staff available to both the carers themselves and staff members of Hillingdon Carers to provide advice and information when it is needed. In this way we can provide genuine practical and real support to the work of the organisation and are really looking forward to the development of the partnership in the weeks and months to come.
Message from Sally Chandler – CEO at Hillingdon Carers
The staff and trustees of Hillingdon Carers are delighted to be developing this relationship with Turbervilles Solicitors. We know from our long-standing connection with many of the unpaid family carers in Hillingdon that caring can generate all sorts of legal questions, as carers grapple with thorny issues such as powers of attorney, wills and probate and arranging trusts to provide for disabled children as they approach adulthood. Many carers are financially disadvantaged by their caring roles, having perhaps had to leave work to care full-time or because of the cost of equipment and services they need to help them care for their loved ones. Often legal advice is too costly and therefore inaccessible to them.
There are around 26,000 unpaid carers in the borough (around a tenth of the population). At Hillingdon Carers we work with children as young as five years old who are providing substantial amounts of care to parents and siblings and our oldest carers are well in to their nineties. We cannot emphasise enough how the offer of free legal advice from Turbervilles will benefit carers and our Advice team who work with them.
Russell and the team have helped us in many ways, from sponsoring our Uxbridge Carer Café, providing Legal Advice Clinics for carers and producing a series of Fact Sheets for us so we can ensure we are giving the borough’s carers the most accurate and up-to-date information we can. We are excited by this developing relationship and will ensure these opportunities are well-advertised to the carers we support.
If you think you might be a carer and would like to learn more about our services please contact us on 01895 811206 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
A carer is somebody who provides care and support to a relative, friend or neighbour who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health, drug or alcohol problems. This includes parent-carers of disabled children and young carers under the age of eighteen whose caring role may involve them taking on a level of responsibility that is inappropriate to their age or development.
Carers make an enormous contribution to the health and social care economy nationally and locally and are often adversely affected by their caring roles. Hillingdon Carers is the leading local charity supporting the borough’s carers.
They support carers from 5-105 years old through a range of services including:
- Advice and Information – through a High Street Advice Centre in Uxbridge and an outreach programme across the borough
- Health and Wellbeing services – breaks from caring through carer cafes, social activities, therapeutic care and a physical activity and dance programme
- Emotional support – free counselling, advocacy and bespoke support packages
- Carer training – to provide skills and strategies to help carers better manage their caring roles
- Young carers programme – clubs, trips and school holiday programmes plus a supported transition programme for young adults leaving school and accessing work, training or further education
- Outreach and education – working with schools, GPs, colleges, SW teams and youth services to help to mitigate against the negative impacts of caring