Carers Rights Day, 30th November 2018

Posted by on Nov 9, 2018 in Carers Events

Carers Rights Day, 30th November 2018

Enfield Carers Centre would like to extend a warm welcome to its carers and supporters in asking you all to join us for our Annual General Meeting followed by Carers Rights Day Event.  If you would like to come along, please let us know, just to help us plan for expected number of attendees.

Call us on 0208 366 3677

This is the agenda for the day:















The event will be held at Trent Park Country Club, almost opposite Oakwood Station.




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 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

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


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:

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