Swindon Carers Centre
Swindon Carers Centre is a charitable organisation, which is part of the Carers Trust Network, established to provide help and support to the 21,000 unpaid carers in Swindon.
We have a team of professionals and trained volunteers who provide a wide range of support and services. Not all of these services may be relevant to your caring role at the moment, but it is reassuring to know that they are there in case your circumstances change. We work in partnership with other organisations, including local NHS services, Swindon Borough Council’s Adult Social Care and Children’s Services and other local voluntary organisations with the aim of identifying as many carers as possible and to provide the most relevant support for your caring situation. We also work with them to raise the profile of carers so carers themselves can have a collective voice in influencing policy makers and service planners.
The Trustees of Swindon Carers Centre have considered the Charity Commission’s guidance on public benefit. The main benefit which the organisation delivers is support to carers carrying out a caring role for persons with a physical or mental health condition, a learning disability or a drug or alcohol dependency and to promote the development of self-help. This will enable carers to have a quality of life alongside their caring role. The main beneficiaries are carers themselves.
Creating a community where carers are recognised, valued and supported.
To improve the wellbeing of people with caring responsibilities in and around Swindon.
We will act in the best interests of our carers
We will be principled in our work
We will act and take decisions impartially and fairly, without discrimination or bias
We will take responsibility for what we do and how we do it
We will work and take decisions in an open and transparent manner
We will be truthful and reliable
We will model SCC's values and lead by example in demonstrating organisational behaviours