Regularly caring for a family member or friend in Haringey?

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If you look after someone regularly, perhaps a parent, partner, child, sibling, or neighbour or friend, we're here to support you in your caring role.

We work with Haringey Council to provide a range of free online services to support you, in addition to what is already on offer.

Kick-start with our Email Course

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To kick-start your support from us, sign-up to our five-part email course, designed specifically to help carers like you in Haringey.

Establish strong foundations to your care or double-check you have the essentials in place.

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Connect with others in a similar situation

Community and support from other carers is at the heart of what we do. Connect with others who are also looking after a family member or friend in the Mobilise Hub or on our online cuppas.

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Speak to someone

If you struggle to find time to talk to someone about your caring role, our Carer Support Team are available seven days a week including in the evenings and at weekends too.

You’ll speak with another carer about the things that matter to you.

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Ask our Mobilise Assistant anything

Whether you're struggling to find help with the cost of caring or incontinence, hospital discharge or respite, our AI-powered Mobilise Assistant is here to help you get quick answers about caring. 

Pop your questions in and get answers in seconds.

Support for you in Haringey

Whether you're new to caring or an old hand at it - welcome! We work closely with practical support for carers in Haringey.

Caring for someone can bring on a myriad of emotions and challenging obstacles. If you are new to caring, it may be helpful to familiarise yourself with the first steps to getting help and support with our caring role.

1. Register with Carers First

Registering as a carer can give us access to many financial, practical and emotional support.
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2. Book a Carer's Assessment

If you have completed our free mini Carer’s Assessment, you may feel pretty prepared for the real thing. And if you have not, our mini Carer’s Assessment tool will prepare you for what to expect.

In Haringey, we can request a Carer’s Assessment with the Adult Social Care. You can apply for a carer’s assessment by completing our dedicated e-form.

To find more information about carers assessment and eligibility, please visit Carers Assessment and Eligibility | Haringey Council.

3. Support services in Haringey

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.

Carers First offers a range of support including the following:

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 info@carersfirst.org.uk or visit the Carers First website:

Carer's Support Groups

In Haringey there are a number of organisations offering support and advice which you can access directly, including:

o   Every Thursday - 10am-12.30pm

o   Transition and Adulthood Carer Support Group, Fridays 10am-12 noon during a 10-week term

o   Parent Carer Support Group, Fridays 10am-12 noon during a 12-week term

4. Emergency planning 

If you are caring for someone vulnerable, you may find peace of mind from having an emergency plan in place. Just in case you find yourself unable to provide care for a while.

To make things easier, we’ve designed an emergency planning template. Helping you store all the important information, from emergency contacts to doses of medication or treatment in one place.

Set up your emergency plan today.