Enfield Carers Centre and Carers Trust Lea Valley Crossroads (CTLVC) announce their intention to merge this year

Posted by on Feb 14, 2020 in News

Enfield Carers Centre and Carers Trust Lea Valley Crossroads (CTLVC) announce their intention to merge this year

Enfield Carers Centre and Carers Trust Lea Valley Crossroads (CTLVC) announce their intention to merge this year.   

Discussions between the Boards of Trustees of both charities have taken place during the past few months and the decision to merge is by mutual agreement. The completed merger is expected to be complete by the end of Summer 2020.

The merger will bring together carer support and care services into a single organisation serving the Enfield area. It will capitalise on the complementary services offered by both organisations and provide a foundation for diversifying the range of services available and increase income streams to meet the future, growing, needs of carers in the area. The forward-thinking approach also improves the sustainability of care support for local residents against a backdrop of an increasingly challenging funding environment for charities and other voluntary sector organisations.

During the following months, services currently provided by both organisations will continue as usual and so existing carers and service users will not experience any changes.  As far as staff are concerned, it is not envisaged that any compulsory redundancies will be needed for the successful completion of the merger.

 ECC Chair, Tim Hellings said We couldn’t be merging with a better organisation in terms of their having over 30 years’ experience in the care services field.  Crossroads have an excellent reputation for delivering high quality, trusted, reliable care services which are rated “Good” by the Care Quality Commission.  Their commitment to family carers is second to none.”

CTLVC Chair, Jennifer Mixer commented “We already work closely with ECC so combining our two charities is a logical development that will ensure our carers and cared-for clients can benefit from continued high-quality support into the future.”

Pamela Burke, CEO of Enfield Carers Centre said I look forward to being able to offer carers an all-round service. This merger means that as well as delivering advice, information, support and training for family carers, ECC can also now offer carers quality replacement care and respite services from trusted and experienced care support staff 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days year.”

Jill Raines, CEO of Carers Trust Lea Valley Crossroads saidI’m happy that on my retirement I’ll be leaving staff and carers in good hands.  ECC is dedicated to family/informal carers and I know they’ll ensure that carers continue to receive reliable, high-quality support for their loved ones in need of care.”

We have prepared some answers to possible questions from Carers.  See our FAQs for Carers.

Plus some answers for Funders.

 

Safer Discharge & Carer Awareness Project

Posted by on Jul 10, 2019 in News

On Tuesday 11th June, during Carers Week 2019, ECC & North Middx. Univ-ersity Hospital launched 2 new videos for staff and carers to promote their joint Safer Discharge & Carer Awareness Project.

 

Hospital Staff (above) including Dr Peter Carter Chair of the Hospital (middle), Deborah Wheeler, Executive Director of Nursing (2nd from right) and Helen Joyce, Discharge Matron (right) joined local Councillors Alev Cazimoglu and Rick Jewell (left) to pledge their commitment to carers. Assistant Director of Nursing, Nichole McIntosh (pictured below) was delighted to support ECC and make her pledge to “promote the [hospital’s] Carers’ Passport and to signpost Carers to Enfield Carers Centre”.

 

Dr Carter said: This project is an excellent way to encourage both hospital staff and family carers to work in partnership.

 

Our Fabulous Year Nine’s!

Posted by on Jun 23, 2019 in News

 

We would like to say a huge ‘Thank you’ to the amazing Year Nine Girls from Chace Community School for raising a staggering £1500 for EyPIC, the Young Carers Project at Enfield Carers Centre.

They packed bags at Morrisons in Enfield, dressed up as Princesses on the Family Fun Day and raised as staggering £1000 by delivering a presentation to their year group about our young carers project and wining the vote of their peers for the most deserving charity.

Well done girls we are very proud of you all!

 

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!

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

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