Subject tag: Support Services

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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.

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.......

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.......

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.......

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.......

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.......

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........

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.......

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.......

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.

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.......

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.......

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.......

26 May 2017

OrganicLea’s Vision for Wolves Lane: An initiative that grows and distributes sustainably produced food to local residents and businesses; engages a wide range of people in learning and skills activities, and health and well-being benefits; establishes itself as a centre for promoting healthy eating; and offers space for community groups and social enterprises to run activities that benefit the community. Please write with your ideas, suggestion, proposals for the future!.......

16 May 2017

Sheryl Randhawa, who runs weekly hatha yoga sessions at Palmers Green Library, is hoping to start yoga classes specifically for people recovering from illness.  She is currently trying to assess demand for the class and determine the best day and time, so please get in touch with her if you are interested. Yoga Classes in Palmers Green Are you recovering from cancer, chronic illness, a stroke or struggling to manage stress? Yoga enables the body to find a gateway to mental stillness.......

13 May 2017

Carers’ Support Appointments are now available at the Ruth Winston Community Centre The Ruth Winston Community Centre is now working with Enfield Carers Centre to provide additional support to families and carers at the Ruth Winston Community Centre. A support worker from Enfield Carers Centre will be here on the first Wednesday of each month from 10.00am – 12 noon for one to one support meetings. Next date is Wednesday 7 June 2017 from 10.00am until 12 noon.  Come and.......

01 December 2016

We are a self funding club offering fun and laughter for anyone suffering with Alzheimers or dementia and their carers

26 August 2016

You will be matched with a patient who will need someone to visit regularly, bringing a smile and much needed support! Duties will include: Befriending:  Providing a friendly conversation and companionship Sitting:  Providing a visit to do a specific task that could make all the difference Good Neighbour:  Providing a visit to do a specific task that could make all the difference Please contact Cheryl-lee Broadfoot, Community Volunteers Coordinator, North London Hospice, on.......

25 August 2016

ENFIELD TALKING NEWSPAPERA FREE SERVICE FOR BLIND & VISUALLY IMPAIRED RESIDENTS If you know a blind or visually impaired person in Enfield who would enjoy a free weekly recording of articles from our local newspapers as well as other useful information, please get in touch! Call us on 020 8805 6578 or email: Enfield Talking Newspaper is the oldest service of its kind in the UK, formed in 1961. We provide blind and partially sighted people in our borough with a.......

23 August 2016

A North London-based charity which provides support for women who are victims of domestic or sexual violence is teaming up with Enfield Council to raise awareness of abusive relationships among women who may not recognise the warning signs until it is too late.