Enfield Carers Centre supports people living all over the borough who are looking after a partner, family member (whether adult or child) or close friend with a disability or illness, whether long term or life limiting. The last census in Enfield revealed that there are over 30,000 residents caring for someone and national statistics show that although less than 3 in 10 people think they will become a carer, actually 6 out of 10 of us will be carers! We're not talking about those who do care work for a living. We're talking about the unsung heroes who simply get on with the daily (sometimes thankless) task of looking after a loved one.
We support carers young and old (currently the youngest is 6 years old and cares for his Mum who's a single parent with MS) and there's no upper age limit. I've attached copies of past newsletters to give you an idea of our activities. We will soon have no future funding to continue our young carers support project and so we're campaigning for help. Have a look at our Facebook and Twitter sites (see the links below) to get more of a feel of what we've been up to lately.
What are we doing?
We are organising a national fundraising campaign with our affiliated body Carers Trust (Formerly Princess Royal Trust for Carers).
We also need to recruit willing volunteers to help us approach outlets that sell breakfast e.g. cafes & restaurants, supermarkets and ask them to display our PR material and encourage their customers to make a small donation to Enfield Carers Centre for young carers.
- Street: Britannia House, 137-143 Baker Street
- Postcode: EN1 3JL
- City: Enfield
- Telephone: 020 8366 3677