Caring for Somebody
If you look after a relative, friend or partner who is frail; elderly; has a mental illness; a disability; long-term or life-limiting illness or if they have a substance misuse condition, then you are a carer.
If you care for an older person or an adult who is disabled or ill, you are entitled to a carers assessment. This is a discussion about the impact caring has on your life, so that we can offer advice and support. Assessments can be carried out by our social care team at the same time as an assessment of the person you care for, or you can choose to have them separately.
During the assessment, you will be asked about the help and support you provide, what you are prepared to continue doing, and what would make managing easier. You will also have the opportunity to talk about your concerns for the future.
Following the assessment, we will discuss how to help. This may be through specific services or other means of support, such as the voluntary sector. We will also find out if you’re eligible for a carers direct payment.
Enfield Carers Centre’s services include:
Adult Carers Support
Young Carers Support (aged 5 – 18) Young Carers film for Carers Week 2020
Employment & Work Support
Carer Related Training (Such as First Aid, Manual Lifting and Stress Management)
Time for a Break Scheme - Social & Leisure Activities
Emergency Card Scheme
Emergency Respite Provision
Providing Carers Assessments (ECC is the Trusted Assessor for Enfield Council)
Assistance with online applications (e.g. Dial A Ride, Blue Badge and Taxicard)
Relaxation Activities (e.g. Tai Chi & Yoga)
Complimentary Therapies (e.g. Reflexology, Reiki, Head or Back Massage)
Debt Management Advice
The Enfield Carers Centre is at:
137-143 Baker Street
Drop-in times are 10am to 12pm and 1pm to 3pm, Monday to Friday.
For more information, visit Enfield Carers Centre.
The carers register, is a database of people who provide unpaid care to a friend or family member living in Enfield. By knowing how many carers there are in Enfield we can make sure that their needs are considered when planning and delivering services. You will receive information about events and services, discounts, and will be able to apply for the Carers Emergency Card Scheme.
The carers card has your scheme membership number and, if you join the emergency card scheme, your emergency contact reference number as well. No personal information appears on the card. The card entitles carers to reduced rates at Fusion Leisure Centres, extended borrowing rights at Enfield libraries, and discounts at local businesses.
When you, or the person you care for, are assessed or reviewed for social care services, you will be asked if you want to join the Carers Register and emergency card scheme. For more information, visit Enfield Carers Centre.
The following groups and services provide support and information for carers, throughout Enfield and the local area. You can use the search bar on this website at any time to find something else of interest:
- Age UK Enfield provides a day centre, respite for carers of those with dementia, and support to carers of those with Parkinsons. Email the team, or contact them on 020 8375 4120.
- Alzheimer's Society Enfield provides information and advice for carers of those with Alzheimer's, including a support group. Email the team, or contact them on 020 3725 3001.
- Carers and Parents in Enfield (CAPE) is a group of carers, parents and relatives of adults over 18 with learning disabilities. CAPE offers support, friendship, advice, information, representation and campaigning. Email the team, or contact them on 020 8373 6345.
- Formerly known as Crossroads Care Lea Valley has now merged with Enfield Carers Centre - provides support and respite care for carers and people with care needs in Enfield. Contact 0208366 3677 and select option 1 for Homecare services.
- Enfield Cypriots Association provides respite and holiday breaks for carers from the Cypriot community. Email the team, or contact them on 020 8805 1444.
- Enfield Mencap provides activities for people with a Learning Disability, including on weekends. Email the team, or contact them on 020 8887 9980.
- Enfield Turkish Cypriot Association provides information, support, sitting and respite services for carers from the Turkish community. Email the team, or contact them on 020 8826 1080.
- Jewish Care provides day care for those from the Jewish community. Email the team, or contact them on 020 8922 2222.
- Middlesex Association for the Blind (MAB) provides support for carers of those with visual impairment, including drop-in support and home visiting. Email the team, or contact them on 020 8367 5141.
- Nightingale Community Hospice provides support for carers of someone with cancer, including counselling, therapies and sitting. Email the team, or contact them on 020 8366 4333.
- Stroke Action Enfield provides respite care for carers of stroke survivors. Email the team, or contact them on 020 8807 8023.
- Wellbeing Connect Services provides support to increase mental, psychological, emotional, social and economic wellbeing. Email the team, or contact them on 020 8803 2200.