Who are carers?
Carers are people who look after a partner, relative, friend or neighbour who cannot manage on their own. The person they are caring for may be either an adult or a child. They might be elderly or ill, have a physical or learning disability, a mental health problem or an addiction.
Many people don’t get the support they need because they don’t recognise the caring role they have. Camden Carers Centre is a local voluntary sector charity, based In Kentish Town, which gives advice and support to carers from all communities living in the London Borough of Camden. There are also workers based at the The Royal Free, St Pancras and University College hospitals. They support carers of people who are in hospital, and after discharge.
CAMDEN CARERS VOICE
The next meeting of Camden Carers Voice will be held on Wednesday 22nd May and the subject will be Housing. Click here for an agenda and details of the venue.
SUPPORT GROUP MEETING
Also on Wednesday 22nd May there will be a special meeting of the Carers Support Group at 10.30 am at Barnes House in Camden Town when Councillor Pat Callaghan will be meeting the group. Please go to the Support Groups page for further details.
CARERS WEEK IN CAMDEN
We will be posting a full schedule of events for Carers Week (10th to 16th June) very soon.
Monday 10th June marks the official launch of Camden Carers Service with our special guest, Glenda Jackson, MP. Please click here for an invitation.
We are presently seeking to recruit a Health Promotion Officer. Please go to the Jobs page for more information and to download a job pack.
If you want to know more about Carer's Allowance, Carers' Assessments, Carers' Rights and useful contacts click this link and type Carers in the search box.
For news about social outings and activities, go to our Activities page.
Photos: top by Susan Burchell; below by Barbara Wilson
Services we offer
- Advice, information and advocacy
- Training and health days
- Stroke carer support
- Mental health carer support
- Hospital carer support
- Social activities
- Time Out project
- Support groups
- Counselling and other therapies
- Carers' forum
Our service is free and confidential.
You can talk to a support worker either at the Centre or, if you prefer, an appointment can be made to meet in your home or another convenient place.
We are open weekdays from 9am to 5pm (7pm on Wednesdays.)
Camden Carers Centre
293-299 Kentish Town Road
Telephone: 020 7428 8950
Other useful organisations:
Support for carers of people with mental health problems living in Camden:
Mind in Camden, tel:
020 7911 0822
Information and support for families of disabled children:
Kids, tel: 020 7520 0405
For a full list of contacts please see our useful contacts page.