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    If there is a member of staff who has made a difference in your life or in the life of someone you care about, please take a moment to nominate them for this award

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    Information for visitors

    In line with NHS England guidelines, we are now transitioning back towards our pre-pandemic policy on inpatient visiting.

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    Springfield moves

    This autumn our Trust will be opening two brand new mental health facilities at Springfield University Hospital in Wandsworth.

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Legal advice

Legal advice

Springfield Advice and Law Centre is an independent charity offering free, independent legal advice for users (and their family / carers) of our Trust.  

Staff at the Law Centre are qualified solicitors or experienced legal advisers.

The Law Centre offers:

  • specialist advice
  • casework
  • representation in debt
  • welfare benefits
  • housing and mental health.

They also offer general advice and referral on other legal problems.

Contact details

Springfield Hospital
Room 106, Newton (Building 7)
Springfield University Hospital,
61 Glenburnie Road,
London, SW17 7DJ.
Tel: 020 8767 6884 /Internal: 6228 /Fax: 020 8767 6996

Legal Outreach teams at Wilson Hospital, Vestry Hall (Mitcham) and Morden Hall Medical Centre.



Carers of deaf children

Carers of deaf children

Below you will find links to informational videos which assist those caring for deaf children. 

All the videos are filmed in British Sign Language (BSL). 

Carer's assessment

Carer's assessment

Carers have the right to have their own needs assessed under the Care Act 2014. This is called a Carer’s Assessment and is a legal duty upon the local authority.

The assessment looks at your needs to see what services could be provided to help you. The assessment will look at how caring affects your emotional and physical health, finances, work and relationships.

The assessment is your opportunity to sit down and explain what would make caring easier for you and what your own needs are. Services you may be offered include support to give you a break, emotional support, help with household tasks and help.

You can choose to have your needs assessed either jointly with the person you care for or separately. You can ask for an assessment even if the person you care for is refusing services.

If you want to have a Carer’s Assessments, talk to a member of Trust staff or your local Carers’ Centre about how to organise one.

Benefits and allowances for carers

As a carer you may be entitled to certain benefits depending on your individual circumstances. You can find out more about the types of benefits you might be entitled in our information leaflet for carers, friends and families.


Support for younger carers

Support for younger carers

Tell someone If you are spending a lot of time looking after a family member or doing lots of chores around the house.

Even if it seems like you are only worrying about your relative and not really looking after them, you can get help. Worrying like this is called emotional caring. Other types of caring include doing things like cooking, cleaning, looking after younger siblings and helping someone to take their medication correctly.

Teachers at school, a social worker, a doctor or a family friend can all help you. You can also contact a Young Carers service directly yourself to talk to them about your situation. See the contact details for these below.


If you are a parent with mental health or substance misuse difficulties, you are not alone.  Many others are in a similar situation.  There is plenty of support available for you and your children. Talk to your GP or care co-ordinator if you have one for further information about the support available.


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