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

Changes to the Carers Benefits Service

Posted by on Jan 17, 2017 in News

Changes to the Carers Benefits Service

We are sad to announce that , after six years of service, Bridget Thorn, our Carers Benefits Advisor will be leaving the Centre in January.

There will therefore be a gap in the service until a suitable replacement has been recruited . However staff will continue  to assist carers with benefits queries as much as they can and some help with basic form filling will be available for certain benefits and  application forms , this service will however be limited .

There are group benefit sessions being run by the DWP at the Carers Centre on a regular basis see below for details:

Benefits Advice Sessions at Enfield Carers Centre or call: 0208 366 3677, email:info@enfieldcarers.org for more information or to book for any of the courses.

We hope to have our benefits service back up and running as soon as possible so thank you for your patience!

Dementia Carers Drop In

Posted by on Jan 17, 2017 in News

Dementia Carers Drop In

Enfield Carers Centre is now working closely with the Alzheimer’s Society in Enfield to deliver, one to one support and advice for dementia carers in the borough.

Alongside our monthly Carers Dementia Group which takes place on 3rd Thursday of each month from 2.00pm  – 4.00pm we are now offering a regular monthly  carers drop in with Remi Oke , the support officer from Enfield Alzheimer’s Society.

The drop in’s take place on the 1st Friday of every month from 2.00pm  – 5.00pm at Enfield Carers Centre . There is no need to book , just come along and talk to her about your caring role.

Remi has many years of experience working with dementia patients and their carers and can help you to cope  with the challenges of living with and caring for somebody with dementia.

For more information please call: 020 8366 3677 or email: info@enfieldcarers.org

 

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