Carer's Outreach and Local Support Groups
HAIL and Public Voice have come together in partnership to pilot a new Carers Outreach Service (external link) in Haringey. This pilot service is funded and supported by Haringey Adult Commissioning.
The service will consist of some innovative ways of reaching out to carers within our community. Our aim is to focus on “hidden carers” but will provide support to any and all carers locally who are providing care and support to anyone who is over 18.
Drop-in information and advice sessions for carers
Hail Carers (external link) holds drop-in sessions at Tottenham Town Hall where carers can get information, advice and advocacy on a wide range of issues that affect all carers. All carers are welcome to attend and no appointment is necessary.
Drop-in session details:
- Every Tuesday from 10am until 1pm - Tottenham Town Hall, N15 4RY
- Every Wednesday from 1.30pm until 4.30pm - Winkfield Centre, N22 5RP
- HAIL Carer's Outreach
Tottenham Town Hall - Room G10
Town Hall Approach Road
For more information contact Hail on 020 8275 6550 or email email@example.com
HAIL will also be working in community based settings such as GP surgeries and pharmacies or with other local community partners to provide information, support and advice to carers about their rights, and services on offer to them locally.
- training for first aid (accredited)
- drug and alcohol awareness
- financial resilience
- communication and de-escalation
- medication workshop
- manual handling (accredited)
- Care Act advice
- care fees and financial planning
- wellbeing voucher scheme
- coach trips
For more information about activities see the HAIL Journal September 2017 (PDF, 1MB).
In Haringey there are a number of organisations offering support and advice which you can access directly, including:
Carers Coffee Morning
Open to all carers and run by amazing volunteers. A lovely safe space with good coffee and home-made cakes, newspapers and fresh flowers, where Carers can enjoy talking amongst themselves and supporting each other.
Every Thursday - 10am-12.30pm
Markfield Project (external link)
Tel: 020 8800 4134
Inclusive services and support groups for disabled and non-disabled children, young people, adults and their families.
Transition and Adulthood Carer Support Group, Fridays 10am-12 noon during a 10-week term
Parent Carer Support Group, Fridays 10am-12 noon during a 12-week term
HAGA Families Services (external link)
Tel: 020 8801 3999
Offers advice and support, one-to-one appointments and group sessions for family and friends affected by drug and alcohol use. They offer a:
Family, Friends and Carers Saturday support group. Fridays 10am- 12 noon during a 12-week term
Alzheimer’s Society Haringey Branch (external link)
Tel: 020 8937 7171 or 07889 604 236
Support for carers and cared for people with Alzheimer’s or dementia.
Dementia Café offers a place to relax, socialise and meet other people with dementia and their Carers, Wednesdays 2-4pm.
Young Onset Dementia Support Group (YoYo)
Email Jim Horton: firstname.lastname@example.org
A mutual support group for people diagnosed with young onset dementia and their Carers. We look out for each other at our meetings and activities.
· Meet every Friday with a rotating schedule of events
SGV Cancer Support Weekly Drop In (external link)
Tel: 0203 751 2433 / 0788 4444062
For people over 18 with cancer, their friends, relatives/carers. SGV Cancer Support aims to make a difference to people affected by cancer and promote good health by raising cancer awareness.
Every Tuesday - 1pm-3.30pm
Rethink Mental Illness (external link)
Tel: 01823 365308
Group open to Carers and people with mental illness.
First Thursday of every quarter from 7pm, Suffolk House, 451 Green Lanes, N13 4BS
You can search for other groups on Haricare.
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