Carers Week Blog

Posted by on Apr 30, 2019 in News

Carers Week Blog

Count Down to Carers Week and our Family Fun Day (15th June 2019)

Its just over 7 weeks to ECC’s Annual Family Funday. This will be our 6th year holding this event in the usual place just outside Enfield Library, on the surrounding green. We aim to make this the best one ever!

This year in addition to the inflatables, meet and greets with Princesses, tombola, activities and sweet treats there will be the opportunity to document your enjoyment as All Occasions Photo Booths will be attending on the day (www.alloccasionsphotobooths.co.uk) allowing attendees to capture their enjoyment for all posterity.

Come along and meet the team, we will all be there rain or shine; please let it be shine!

Hopefully, see you then.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ECC Team

Family Funday – Saturday 15th June 2019

Posted by on Apr 29, 2019 in Family Fun

Family Funday – Saturday 15th June 2019


Look out for ECC Staff at North Middx. Hospital and different places in the borough throughout Carers Week: 10th – 16th June 2019

 

This year’s free-entry Family Fun Day will be raising awareness of family carers and fundraising for ECC. Bring your friends and family. See you there!
Sat 15th June
12-4pm

DONATIONS WELCOME PLEASE
Do you have any unwanted presents and unopened bottles of alcohol, perfume, toiletries etc? Please donate them as prizes for our Tombola stalls.

Live Entertainment
Raffle Prizes
Sports Memorabilia Auction—signed items

Homework Club is Now Twice a Week!

Posted by on Mar 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

Thanks to some wonderful volunteers we now have our Young Carers Homework twice a week , Tuesdays 4.00pm – 6.00pm and Thursdays 4.00pm – 5.00pm.

We are also running SATS Practice sessions on Tuesdays from 4.00pm – 6.00pm for the Year Six Pupils .

For more information or to book a place, please call: 0208 366 3677 or 07809332106 or email: youngcarers@enfieldcarers.org

 

Let us help you to keep on top of your schoolwork and revision!

Charity Zumba Event

Posted by on Mar 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

Two of our amazing staff, Amy and Nina, are organising another 2 hr Zumbathon to raise money for the EyPIC Young Carers Project at ECC.

The session will be run by Yvonne John & Jodie Law and will be held on Sunday 9th June at Southbury Leisure Centre 3.00pm – 5.00pm.

If you would like to take part tickets are £10.

To book your place, to have some fun, get some exercise and raise money for a great cause ( they raised over £500 last time!) please call: 0208 366 3677 or email:info@enfieldcarers.org

 

Easter Egg Hunt for Young Carers

Posted by on Mar 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

We would like to say a huge ‘Thanks You’ to Enfield Rangers Football Club for have kindly donated their ground for free for our  Easter Egg hunt on  Wednesday 17th April  at 2.00pm.

Young Carers who are members of EyPIC will come together to play games and hunt for eggs in the sunshine ( hopefully!)

If you are a young carer and would like to attend , or would like to donate eggs, please call: 0208 366 3677 or email: youngcarers@enfieldcarers.org

 

 

Are you the Carer we are looking for?

Posted by on Aug 10, 2018 in News

 

We are looking for people, preferably those with experience of providing care, to join our board of Trustees

Our trustees make key decisions and oversee the running of Enfield Carers Centre; by joining the board you would have a say in helping shape services, make key business decisions and ensure that the Centre is meeting the needs of carers.  We are fortunate to already have a number of professionals on our board but we really need more with direct experiences of caring, to give addition insights and ensure that everything we do is carer focused.

For more details, have a look at the following documents:

Trustee Advert Aug 18 

ECC Trustee Info Pack August 2018

And if you are interested in joining us and would like to apply, please download and complete the ECC Trustee application form and return it to pamb@enfieldcarers.org or post it to the office at:

Britannia House,
137-143 Baker Street
Enfield, Middlesex, EN1 3JL
T:  020 8366 3677

City Bridge Trust – funding awarded

Posted by on Oct 11, 2017 in News

City Bridge Trust – funding awarded

COL_LOGO_2COL_Blk_v2 We are delighted to announce that we’ve received a grant of over £100,000 over three years from the City of London Corporation’s charity, City Bridge Trust for our Older Carers Advice & Support Project.  The funding has allowed us to recruit a full-time, experienced Benefits Adviser, Marion Cooke, who started in July.   Marion will support Carers over 65 in Enfield by providing advice and support on a one-to-one basis or via group advice sessions.  The service aims to reduce financial hardship, isolation, deprivation and the threat of homelessness and improve personal well-being.

 

Our Older Carers Advice & Support Project will aim to target and reach carers who are:

  • elderly, vulnerable people
  • those with poor health
  • those supporting someone discharged after a long hospital stay
  • hidden carers from BME and hard-to-reach community groups

The project will offer:

  • home visits to elderly, vulnerable carers unable to access the service due to frailty, transport difficulties, mobility/disability issues or their caring role
  • interpreting, signing and translation services to ensure accessibility of information
  • regular weekly benefits/income maximisation appointments at ECC
  • quarterly advice sessions at GP practices or other local, community venues
  • a smooth gateway into the comprehensive and free support services at the Carers Centre such as the carers emergency card scheme, counselling, information/training workshops, breaks/days out, support groups, advocacy services and carers assessments.

Eligible for Carer’s Credit?

Posted by on Aug 22, 2017 in News

Up to 230,000 unpaid carers are putting their state pension in jeopardy by not claiming carer’s credit – a benefit that plugs gaps in your national insurance record when you’re not able to work because you’re caring for someone.

More info on from the MoneySavingExpert site.

NHS 111 now available in your pocket

Posted by on Feb 1, 2017 in News

We all bank, shop and order cabs on apps – so why can’t we access NHS health advice and services in the same way? Now over one million north Londoners can, as Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Haringey and Islington CCGs go live with the first NHS 111 powered by babylon app.

The app launches on Tuesday 31 January led by the north central London CCGs, the NHS 111 provider in the area, London Central and West Unscheduled Care Collaborative, and Healthy London Partnership working closely with health and technology company babylon. This piece of work is part of the national digital programme to give patients better, more flexible access to urgent care services.

The app is in addition to the NHS 111 telephone service, giving people an alternative option to making a telephone call. Trusted, professional, confidential advice from the NHS, helping you take control of your health.

The app will be available to download from the App Store and Google Play and over 16s living, working or passing through the boroughs can find out more online at www.myhealth.london.nhs.uk/111babylon

Extra weekday evening and weekend GP appointments in Enfield

Posted by on Jan 16, 2017 in News

Extra weekday evening and weekend GP appointments in Enfield

If you are registered with a GP practice in Enfield , (or resident in Enfield but have yet to register with an Enfield GP practice), you can now benefit from an appointment with a GP, or other healthcare professional, on weekday evenings, weekends and bank holidays at a new primary care access hub.

Please click on the link below for more information

primary care access hub advert – Enfield Advertiser

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