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.

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.

15 March 2016

Haven House children's hospice has published Vision 2020, its strategy for the next five years, during which time it hopes to expand the number of children it can care for. Vision 2020 Vision 2020 is our first five-year strategy since the hospice opened in 2003. In this time we have been there for over 600 families, ensuring that they are not alone when caring for a child with a life-limiting condition. This would not have been possible without the help of our donors and partners within.......

17 February 2016

Date: 24 Feb 2016 - 10:00 to 12:00 Location: Main Hall, Park Avenue Disability Resource Centre, 65C Park Avenue, Enfield, EN1 2HL Enfield Council are currently developing their Health & Adult Social Care Market Position Statement. The production of a Market Position Statement (MPS) is a requirement of the Care Act. The purpose of the MPS is to: set out the Council’s direction of travel in relation to Health & Adult Social Care Services including strategic and legislative.......

30 January 2016

Positive people from the local community needed - could you spare two to four hours a week for a year to help turn a child's life round? This is the question that Chance UK is posing.  By becoming a Chance UK mentor you would be helping inspire a primary school child with behavioural difficulties, who otherwise when a little older might find themself drawn into anti-social or criminal activity. And the benefits are not all one-way.  The work can be tremendously personally rewarding.......

03 May 2015

Sewing workshops for beginners run by the not-for-profit organisation Studio 306 Collective will start on 14th May and run weekly until 16th July.  You will need to attend a minimum of five weeks.    Sewing Workshops at Studio 306Beginners Course You will learn to...Thread the sewing machineExperiment with different stitch patterns and sew straight seamsChoose and cut out fabricFollow a template or patternUse a rotary cutterOver lockingButtonholesInsert a zipPatchwork and.......

02 May 2015

Positive people from the local community needed - could you spare two to four hours a week for a year to help turn a child's life round? This is the question that Chance UK is posing.  By becoming a Chance UK mentor you would be helping inspire a primary school child with behavioural difficulties, who otherwise when a little older might find themself drawn into anti-social or criminal activity. And the benefits are not all one-way.  The work can be tremendously personally rewarding.......

25 March 2015

The not-for-profit organisation Studio 306 will be running sewing workshops beginning in April.  Starting with the basics - how to thread a needle - and ending up creating beautiful cushions or patchwork quilts. Starting April 9th 2015, you will be able to learn Sewing with a skilled tutor. For £270, you will learn over ten weeks all the skills needed to create your own cushion, quilt or bag.  This works out to £27 a week for a three hour lesson.  Studio 306  also offer.......

27 February 2015

Date: 7th/8th and 14th March Location: Palmers Green & Southgate (various locations) Details: Local residents are needed to help turn Palmers Green yellow for Marie Curie Cancer Care's Great Daffodil Appeal! Collections are taking place in the area on weekends in March and all funds raised will go to the Marie Curie Hospice in Hampstead and to fund local Marie Curie nurses. Marie Curie provides high quality end of life care for north Londoners with cancer and other terminal illnesses, in.......

06 December 2014

Starting early in 2015, the not-for-profit organisation Studio 306 will be running sewing workshops.  Starting with the basics - how to thread a needle - and ending up creating beautiful cushions or patchwork quilts. Studio 306, based in the Chocolate Factory in Wood Green, has the aim of empowering disadvantaged local individuals. It offers a creative space for people who are recovering from mental illness, where they can rediscover forgotten skills, develop new ones and boost their.......

30 November 2014

Keeping House' is Enfield Council's innovative scheme for property owners living in long term residential care. For people moving into long-term care the cost, time and effort needed to maintain an empty property can prove challenging. Properties often remain unoccupied for lengthy periods of time, falling into disrepair and can attract anti-social behaviour. Under this scheme homes can be leased to the Council for a fixed period of time (five years) and provide guaranteed rental income to.......

17 October 2014

Customers eating breakfast at Heritage Tea and Coffee in Southgate were surprised to find themselves in the company of a famous TV chef this week - except that "Gordon Ramsey" turned out to be lookalike Martin Jordan.  "Gordon" was visiting the cafe, along with the Deputy Mayor of Enfield, Patricia Ekechi, to present its owner, Colin Johnson, with an award for Enfield's Best Breakfast 2015.  His cafe had won the most recommendations from members of the public taking part in the.......

10 October 2014

Brief information about Enfield National Childbirth Trust

04 October 2014

Enfield Carers Centre is raising money for a Young Adult Carers Project to help 3000 young people in Enfield looking after someone in their family with an illness or disability. Help us raise funds by hosting a breakfast during 17-19th October. Invite your friends and family to enjoy a delicious breakfast and make a donation. Why not have a special theme to make your breakfast fun? Contact us and we can supply you with placemats, recipes, invitations and other publicity material for free!.......

03 October 2014

The haunting Greek musical style Rembetika (the "Greek Blues") will be the theme of a trilogy of events - two concerts and a film - which will be raising money for the Leukaemia Cancer Society, starting this month.  And appropriately enough, given the large Greek-speaking presence in our area, the first two events in the Trilogy of the Greek Blues will be taking place locally. The Trilogy begins with Rembetika and Beyond - A Journey into the Greek Blues, a concert at the Millfield Theatre.......

24 September 2014

Enfield Carers Centre has contacted Palmers Green Community asking for help from our readers for its Best Breakfast Campaign, which will take place in October.  A good opportunity for those of us who are fortunate enough not to have carer responsibilities (at the moment anyway) to help this organisation provide its invaluable support to those who need it. Dear Friends in Palmers Green, Many of our registered carers live in N13 so it’s great to see that community spirit in N13 is live.......

21 September 2014

The newest addition to our Community Directory is Studio 306, which is a community interest company based in the Chocolate Factory, Wood Green.  Studio 306 helps people to recover from mental health problems by empowering them to use their creativity.  Specialised tutors teach them, helping them to rediscover forgotten skills, learn new ones and boost their confidence in four creative disciplines: ceramics - produced using stoneware slip and earthenware clay and featuring bright and.......

21 September 2014

Studio 306 Collective CIC is a group of skilled Arts and Craft practitioners, who have come together to form an exciting Community Enterprise. At Studio 306, we specialize in designing hand-crafted, high quality Ceramics, Jewellery, Textiles, and Screen Printed products. The aim of the studio is to empower disadvantaged local individuals. We offer a creative space for people who are recovering from mental illness, where they can rediscover forgotten skills, develop new ones and boost their.......

11 August 2014

Enfield Fostering Service are looking for foster carers for children of all ages.  If you think you might be interested, please read the following information or come along to one of the regular Fostering Information Days and Fostering information Evenings held in Edmonton and Enfield Town.  Download a list of upcoming Fostering Information Events. Who needs fostering? Children or young people aged 0 - 18 years old living in Enfield who experience a serious family breakdown to the.......

27 July 2014

The Shane Project is a charity for African/Caribbean and Ethnic Minority People living with MS, their families and carers. It was founded in April 2002 by Norma McFarlane, whose two sons were diagnosed with MS. It is named after her eldest son Shane who was diagnosed with Primary Progressive in 1993 but sadly passed away in December 2003. The lack of available support, which was further compounded by isolation, prejudice and stigmatisation that she and her family endured from the local.......