Haringey Carers Service

Proving help and advice to carers in Haringey

What does it do?

We provide information, advice, guidance, emotional support, training and activities, giving carers an opportunity to have a break from their caring role and help them to get the support they need.  

When you are caring it can be easy to feel isolated.  Our team are not office based, meaning Carers FIRST can provide emotional and practical support for you in your community to help you with your caring role, so you feel less alone and more in control. Carers FIRST will support you on a one-to-one basis to understand your situation and do what we can to make things easier for you by:

Providing information, advice and guidance specific to you as a carer and an individual
Supporting you with conversations with people including GPs,  hospitals and social care professionals
Offering opportunities to access practical training to help you with your caring role through workshops
Supporting you to maximise you household income by providing specialist information and check eligibility for welfare benefits and financial support
Providing the opportunity to talk in detail about your caring role and through a carers assessment establish if you are able to access a break or help around the home. 
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 access to talk to other carers and share peer support through our on-line Carers Forum
Offering support for carers to plan for now, the future and emergencies 
Providing opportunities for carers to become involved in helping develop and improve services for carers

Who it is for?

We support people who look after a relative or friend who due to ill health, physical or mental illness, disability, frailty, or addiction cannot manage without their support.

Where it is available?

Local service (Haringey).


Info last updated:

Michael Gill Building, Tolgate Lane, Strood, Rochester, Kent, ME2 4TG