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.

24 August 2020

Are you a person of 'mature years' who's missing meeting people - perhaps because you're shielding? Is conversation and human interaction lacking from your life? A new project from Chickenshed could plug the hole in your life and create intergenerational friendships.

22 August 2020

A recently published report into telephone befriending in Enfield during lockdown provides a snapshot of the issues affecting residents in the 'vulnerable' and/or 'shielding' categories and shows the value of telephone befriending and of other services that were provided, such as delivery of food and medicines. Most call recipients were pleased to receive the calls and a core continued to receive these throughout the period, not missing a call. The report recommends that the council should be ready to reactivate the service in case there is a second wave or a local lockdown.

19 August 2020

For a New Southgate-based dementia charity the pandemic and lockdown have led to major changes in the services required by its clients, but thanks to help from Tesco and FareShare it has been able to provide the needed support

07 August 2020

A TV news report on the plight of Noah's Ark Children's Hospice and why it needs to raise £500,000 in order to recruit more nurses and carers to help children and their families at home.

02 August 2020

Many people who live and work in London are feeling anxious about coronavirus and how it might impact them, their loved ones, their work and their future. It’s important to know that it is normal and okay to feel upset, anxious or confused at times. The Coping Well During Covid webinar series has been developed to support you if you are feeling anxious about coronavirus and how it is impacting you, your loved ones or your work.

02 August 2020

Sian Berry, one of two Green members of the London Assembly, has issued her fifth report on cuts to youth services in the capital. Her data shows that, after nearly a decade of austerity, councils in London are still feeling forced to take money out of vital youth services with a further £2.2m removed. Enfield's youth services budget for 2019-20 amounted to a mere 14 per cent of the amount budgeted for 2011-12.

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01 August 2020

A new report from Sustain and London Food Link, funded by Trust for London, looks at how services that ensure older adults can access meals in their homes are run, both before the Covid-19 pandemic and during it, across London. In the capital, adequate provision of meals on wheels services were not in place prior to lockdown. Where these exist, many face the possibility of being cut, annually. New, innovative services were being established in a few locations even before Covid-19, demonstrating that viable, affordable and effective solutions exist that could improve lives for thousands of older and disabled adults. During the lockdown, many innovative community solutions arose, which show great promise for the future if they are supported and funded.

01 August 2020

Sir Kenneth Olisa, Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London, has thanked local homelessness charity All People All Places (APAP) for its tireless work to accommodate rough sleepers during the Covid crisis. APAP is hoping that people with buy-to-rent properties will become social landlords

22 July 2020

The first project for which money is being raised by the new North Mid Charity is the revamp of a 'secret garden' for young patients at the hospital.

08 July 2020

An update on current services for the over 50s provided by Age UK Enfield

08 July 2020

Age UK Enfield have launched a Veteran Support Project, a new service which supports anyone who has served in the Armed Forces or National Service and their families.

16 June 2020

The North Central London Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has commissioned a new helpline for people aged 18 and over who live, work or study in Barnet, Haringey, Enfield, Camden or Islington and are affected by suicide. The service has been initiated to ensure that people can access additional support during the COVID-19 pandemic. It offers a safe, supportive, non-judgmental and informative space to discuss matters related to suicide.

13 May 2020

The newly launched Covid-19 Crisis Project provides safe accommodation with specialist support to women and children fleeing domestic abuse and other forms of violence against women and girls (VAWG), across London during the pandemic. It is the equivalent of three refuges, offering up to 70 spaces for women and children, ensuite facilities, food, welcome packs and toys for children, along with specialist support.

13 May 2020

On 20th April the Enfield Independent reported the death from Covid-19 of Sonya Kaygan, a 26-year old employee of the Elizabeth Care Home in Highlands Village, Winchmore Hill. Sonya's death prompted an investigation by the Reuters news agency centered on Elizabeth Lodge and other local care homes, whose highly disturbing findings were published on 5th May.

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06 May 2020

Enfield Council and its partners have set up a dedicated domestic abuse hub to help tackle increasing numbers of cases caused by the COVID-19 lockdown. The free phone number 0800 923 9009 is available Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm.

02 May 2020

Janet Camela from Yoga Rocks is joining the massagetherapiststogether scheme and will be offering free massage sessions to NHS front-line workers.

22 April 2020

Solace Women's Aid need £150,000 to make sure no woman is forced to choose between Coronavirus and Domestic Abuse. To donate £10 text 'solace' to 70191 or visit solacewomensaid.org/give-now.

14 April 2020

A collaborative effort by Enfield Council, Enfield Catering Services and Age UK Enfield will be providing hot dinners to the most vulnerable older people in the borough and to those at risk of homelessness.

12 April 2020

An update on the support to vulnerable people provided by Enfield Stands Together

12 April 2020

North London Samaritans has launched an appeal for donations on the JustGiving website. Like many other charities, North London Samaritans faces a huge funding deficit this year because of the suspension of fundraising events. The emotional support they provide to callers is even more important during the current crisis.