How we work
Since 1988 Westminster Carers Service has worked with Social Services and¬†other voluntary and statutory bodies to provide domiciliary respite breaks and support for carers. We deliver a¬†caring, reliable and professional service¬†and take great care in selecting and training our staff to ensure that the services we deliver are of the highest standard.
With our¬†support carers¬†the person with caring needs is able to continue to live in their own home for as long as they wish to. Our Young Carers Service offers support at school and at home to young people with caring responsibilities. We also organise a range of activities during school holidays to enable them to have recreation time and to meet other young carers.
Download our latest Annual Report 2012 (Adobe Reader Required) and see our policies for full information. You can also download the Respite Service information leaflet from the Download Links panel on the right.
We are committed to supporting both staff and carers to ensure that services are appropriate and sensitive to the caring needs and the linguistic, cultural and religious background of families. We are¬† committed to maintaining a high standard of service that meets the Essential Standards of Quality and Safety laid down in the Health and Social Care Act 2008 and to promote the mutual support of carers and to enable them to lead a normal life.
We are governed by a volunteer board of¬†5 trustees who, along with our director, have overall responsibility for agreeing policy and setting the organisation’s strategy. They also oversee finances, agree budgets and ensure that the organisation operates within the necessary legal requirements. We are financially supported by Westminster City Council, and we are also grateful for donations and the support of volunteers who enable us to deliver our services
We are regularly inspected by the Care Quality Commission. Click on the link to see our latest inspection report from the CQC