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For comprehensive listings of organisations covering a wide range of care and support services for adults and families, see the MyLife Enfield pages of the council website.

12 June 2018

Noah's Ark Children's Hospice is a finalist for a Jewson Building Better Communities Prize worth £45,000 towards the cost of the Horticultural and Sensory Garden at The Ark. Voting closes 20 June.

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29 May 2018

Have you been supported by a local voluntary or community organisation in Enfield and want to say thank you? Nominate them for an Enfield Together Award!

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21 May 2018

The Felix Project's Enfield depot rescues food that would otherwise be wasted and supplies it to charities who use it to support their clients. The Enfield depot is keen to recruit many more volunteers to collect and distribute food. It is also seeking to involve more supermarkets and food distributors and increase the amount of surplus food that it handles.

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07 May 2018

Palmers Green resident Adele Barr is just one of many people who have benefited from the services provided by the Helen Rollason Cancer Charity. As well as continuing to use its services in Edmonton, she raises money for the charity through a craft stall in the entrance to the North Middlesex Hospital. This is her story.

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15 March 2018

An Open Letter to Enfield Council As a deaf journalist (Stephen) and a deaf counsellor (Pauline) living in Enfield, we write urgently to ask you as council leader to reconsider your imminent funding cut to a lifeline for some of the borough's most vulnerable people. At last week's Deaf Forum meeting at Community House, attended by several of your fellow councillors, the local deaf community was caught unawares by the decision to cease funding - in just three weeks' time - of the Deaf Project's.......

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28 February 2018

On 15th March North London Hospice will be launching its Health and Wellbeing Service and its day centre in Barrowell Green will become the Health and Wellbeing Centre. This isn't just a new name for its existing outpatient services - the Hospice is in the process of expanding the scale and range of services it offers to patients and carers, with a special focus on symptom management, rehabilitation, self-management, social, psychological and emotional wellbeing.

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05 February 2018

Age UK Enfield has launched an exciting new project called the Memory Club. The group aims to offer meaningful activities and social interaction for people with Dementia and their carers. Age UK Memory Care Navigators will be available for carers to use to access support and advice.

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29 January 2018

There was cause for celebration when the Nightingale Cancer Support Centre officially launched its new premises in Baker Street, Enfield Town. At an event on Friday 26th January guests were treated to a guided tour of the purpose-designed space and had the opportunity to speak with health-care professionals in their dedicated counselling, lymphoedema, consultation and therapy rooms. The Mayor of Enfield, Councillor Christine Hamilton, was on hand to cut the ribbon and said, “It is my.......

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22 January 2018

Working with young offenders is a challenging and moving experience. As part of the Enfield Heroes campaign, Enfield Council is looking for volunteers to help in their rehabilitation. We are looking for more people to get involved, particularly working with youth offenders. If you have a skill – for example in car engine maintenance, jewellery making, hairdressing, basic IT or gardening – you could really make a difference to a young person’s life. There are some fantastic.......

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11 January 2018

LEAP (Local Energy Advice Partnership) is Enfield Council's FREE service aimed at fighting fuel poverty and providing affordable warmth. We are offering local residents a completely FREE OF CHARGE service called LEAP (Local Energy Advice Programme). LEAP can help you to save money and keep your home warm and cosy. How it works: If you’re eligible, you will get a FREE home visit from a friendly, qualified Home Energy Advisor. LEAP can: Install FREE, simple energy saving measures which.......

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15 December 2017

Earlier today the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness, chaired by Jo’s friends Seema Kennedy MP and Rachel Reeves MP, launched a report on its findings in Batley alongside Jo’s family. The report marks the culmination of the year-long commission that Jo started before she was killed. Amongst the report’s findings are that: 9 million adults are often or always lonely; Loneliness is as harmful to health as obesity or smoking 15 cigarettes a day; There is currently a gap in.......

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18 November 2017

One of Enfield's best known charities has at last found a home of its own and hopes to complete the move by December. The Nightingale Cancer Support Centre, which recently celebrated its 15th anniversary, has until now been sharing premises in Lancaster Road with four other charities.  The move to its own building in Baker Street, Enfield, will mean it will have enough room to provide more services to more people. Founding trustees Andrew Bone, Teresa Aylott and Dr Pat Mahony outside the.......

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02 October 2017

Give an hour's salary to help build Noah's Ark Children's Hospice - the first such hospice in North London. {youtube}h3g7iZDfUmQ{/youtube} Noah’s Ark currently supports over 160 children who are seriously unwell, 230 of their siblings and 350 of their parents / guardians. Our dedicated team do this by providing holistic, bespoke care. We need to provide more care for more children and their families. We need to construct The Ark, a specialist children’s hospice building........

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13 September 2017

Enfield Council is conducting two surveys on food poverty in Enfield - one for local residents and one for community groups.What is food poverty?“Food Poverty” is a contested term but the Department of Health state that it can be defined as the inability to afford or have access to the food needed for a healthy diet.Who does food poverty affect?Many factors determine what does or does not end up on our plate. Households with lower incomes, lower than average educational outcomes and in low.......

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12 September 2017

Enfield Youth Offending Unit (YOU) YOU needs volunteers who: are concerned about youth crime are able to engage with young people would like to be part of the restorative justice process can work with young offenders to help challenge and change their behaviour can help us to help them and make Enfield a better place to live and work believe that young people should have to make reparation (community work to repair the harm caused by their crime) to society for the harm caused by.......

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22 August 2017

Enfield Carers Centre (ECC) has expressed serious concerns about Enfield Council's proposals to change the formula for calculating how much to charge for social care.  Specifically, the proposals would affect people who require night-time care, some of whom stand to see the amount charged rising by £27.45 per week while their income has not increased. ECC is asking all Enfield residents, including those not personally affected, to respond to the consultation which is currently in.......

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17 August 2017

Two new films released by Enfield Council explain how to recognise some of the many forms that abuse of vulnerable people can take.

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22 July 2017

Hello everyone at Palmers Green Community,My name is Patrick, I live in Palmers Green (since 2004) and I am autistic. My condition is challenging and complex but over the past 6 months I have been finding a lot of peace and happiness in art and art therapy. It's been reducing the irritability and aggression, along with the effects of marked anxiety and low mood, which I am also diagnosed with. I am supported by Enfield Complex Care, the Maudsley Hospital and the National Autistic Society, and.......

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28 June 2017

I hope you will join us on Thursday July 6 Hi, I am Sophie Castell and I am chair of the Enfield Branch of the National Autistic Society. We are pleased to partner with Talkies for this special event. I will introduce the evening, highlighting some of the challenges of autism. The film shows one amazing young man's experience of autism.   TALKIES COMMUNITY CINEMA LIFE ANIMATED A heartwarming real life story about Owen Suskind, an autistic boy whose life was transformed through.......

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26 June 2017

The Friends of Firs Farm are using the crowdfunding website Spacehive to raise money to set up a Community Hub and Dementia Cafe.  The cafe would act as a space where the community, including people with dementia or autism, could come together in an inviting and welcoming environment - a welcome safe space, with memory stimulation, and somewhere to, in the words of Alzheimer's Café founder, Dr. Bere Miesen, "just be". The project would cost £66.232.  Some council funding.......

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