Carer's Outreach and Local Support Groups

Carers First

If you look after someone, who due to ill health, physical or mental illness, disability, frailty, or addiction cannot manage without your support then you are a carer and you may want to talk to someone about your caring situation and to discuss what support you may need.

Carers First support unpaid carers living in Haringey, by providing information, advice and guidance looking holistically on all aspects of you as a carer and an individual.

You don't have to wait until you are struggling or there is a crisis to talk to us. If you're looking after a friend or relative, you can talk to someone about your situation and discuss what support you may need.

My Navigator

Carers First is excited to launch its new online tool for carers - My Navigator. Carers answer a few simple questions about where they live and why they visited the site and My Navigator will pull up relevant information and articles from their website without the need to search for advice.

Carers who provide their email address also have the option for the search results and links to be sent to their inbox so they can refer to it at any time.

For those who have a bit more time, there is a 'tell us more' section that asks for a few more details. This enables My Navigator to provide more information, for example details of local support by a specific condition, or information about emergency planning.

Support available

Carers First offers a range of support including the following:

  • Providing information, advice and guidance specific to you as a carer and individual
  • Supporting you with conversations with people including GPs, social services and hospitals
  • Offering opportunities to access practical training to help you with your caring role, eg first aid training | workshops
  • Providing access to talk to other carers and share peer support through their Carers First Facebook Community (external link)
  • Supporting you to maximise you household income by assisting with checking your eligibility for benefits (external link) and financial support (external link)
  • Providing opportunities to attend support groups and activities where you can meet others in a similar situation to yourself
  • Staying in regular contact through our Carers Hub phone line, website, monthly e-bulletins and regular "What's On" guides
  • Providing opportunities for carers to become involved in helping develop and improve services for carers

Carers First provide a dedicated telephone support service through their Carers Hub.

Someone is available to take your call from:

  • Monday to Thursday, 9am-5pm
  • Friday, 9am-4.30pm

Carers can call the hub to register at any time or ask questions about their caring role.

Please contact the Carers Hub on 0300 303 1555 for further information or you can email or visit the Carers First website:

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Mobilise – online support for unpaid carers

Mobilise is a new online service for unpaid carers in Haringey that provides help, advice and coaching to those in need.

If you care for someone on a regular basis, such as a parent, partner, child, sibling, or neighbour or friend, who has a disability, long-term illness or is elderly, you may find it difficult to get support for anything from finances to legal rights, hospital discharge to emergency planning, mealtimes to continence or even just finding time for yourself. 

Mobilise will work alongside the existing support provided by Haringey Council, offering a variety of online resources, such as blogs, individualised coaching sessions, help guides, regular email contact, and even one-on-one support calls, seven days a week.  Carers will also be to connect with other carers over 'virtual cuppas'.

The Mobilise service is run by carers for carers and is free for Haringey residents.

Find out more about Mobilise and sign up (external link)

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Carer's Support Groups

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 online.
  • 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 Rose de Paeztron:
    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
  • Rethink Mental Illness (external link)
    Tel: 01823 365 308
    Group open to Carers and people with mental illness.
    • First Thursday of every quarter from 7pm, Suffolk House, 451 Green Lanes, N13 4BS
  • Tom’s Club, Hornsey and Tottenham
    Tel: 020 8702 6300 | email:

    Free information, therapeutic and social support group for people living with dementia and their carers. All people living with dementia, their family members, friends, and carers are welcome.
    • First Wednesday of the month, 1.30pm to 3pm: The Haynes Day Centre, 151 Park Road, Hornsey N8 8JD
    • Second Wednesday of the month, 1.30pm to 3pm: Tottenham Hotspur Foundation, Percy House, 796 Tottenham High Road, Tottenham, N17 0DH
    • Fourth Wednesday of the month, 1.30pm to 3pm: The Haynes Day Centre, 151 Park Road, Hornsey, N8 8JD
  • Monthly Information Café
    Cypriot Centre, tel: 020 8881 2329 | email: or Carers First, tel: 0300 303 1555 | email:
    Peer support opportunity for carers to come together and chat with people who understand. The group is for carers, but their 'cared for' are welcome to attend – activities are set up for them in the day centre to keep them entertained and give the carer some respite.
    • First Tuesday of every month, 10.30am to 12 noon, Cypriot Centre, Earlham Grove, Wood Green, N22 5HJ

You can search for other groups on Haricare.

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Page last updated:

April 24, 2024