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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Services and Activities Available at ECC

Posted by on Jul 26, 2016 in News

Services and Activities Available at ECC

Please download a copy of our new services booklet for information on everything that’s happening at Enfield Carers Centre.

From Yoga to Debt Advice we aim to provide a wide range of services and activities to suit all carers’ needs.

Please do not hesitate to call the centre for more information on : 0208 366 3677 or email: info@enfieldcarers.org

Booklet 2016 final

 

Silhouette of a woman doing yoga on the beach at sunset

 

The Care Act 2014, Carers Assessments & You

Posted by on Aug 27, 2015 in News

The Care Act 2014, Carers Assessments & You

Read answers to frequently asked questions about the new Care Act 2014 here:

The Care Act 2014, Carers Assessments & You