Celebrating carers in the community

Danny Newland from Enfield Carers Centre invites people to get involved with National Carers Week

Stalls on Library Green
Enfield Carers Centre will be hosting a family fun day on Saturday, 10th June

National Carers Week celebrates and highlights those providing unpaid support for someone who requires help – whether because of a physical or mental health condition, substance misuse or someone who is simply frail through ageing.

This is more than deserved. Carers in England and Wales contribute a staggering £445million to the economy every day – that’s £162billion per year!

Although carers have a legal right to be able to access support and information, most are unaware of this and don’t even realise that the label ‘carer’ applies to them, mistakenly thinking this only applies to people paid to provide care or that caring is just something families are expected to undertake.

At our base in Baker Street, Enfield Carers Centre not only provides emotional and practical support for carers, aged five years or older, it is also dedicated to helping people realise that they are carers and that support is available if they need it.

From Monday 5th to Sunday 11th June, we will be using National Carers Week to promote this message around Enfield. We will be holding our annual family fun day on Library Green in Enfield Town on Saturday 10th, from 11am to 4pm, and we are also very excited to be working with a number of other wonderful community groups to organise a carers’ picnic on Thursday 8th, from 11am to 2pm.

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Charity Hearts and Helpers have invited us hold the carers’ picnic in their community garden, created and maintained as one of many projects they undertake for people in Enfield, and they are also arranging a meditation teacher to help create a chilled atmosphere. Food is being provided by Cooking Champions, an organisation that provides food parcels and meals to vulnerable adults using donations from The Felix Project and other sources, as well as running a community café at St Peter’s Church Hall in Ponders End. Asda in Southgate is also supporting this joint effort.

If you are a carer, you are very welcome to register, for free, with Enfield Carers Centre and access practical and emotional support; we also hope you might join in with our celebrations of National Carers Week and see first-hand the great work that organisations such as Hearts and Helpers, Cooking Champions, The Felix Project, as well as Enfield Carers Centre, are undertaking locally.

For more information about Enfield Carers Centre:
020 8366 3677
Email [email protected]

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