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Barnet Mencap
35 Hendon Lane
Finchley, London N3 1RT
Tel: 020 8349 3842
Fax: 020 8349 2192

Barnet Carers Centre

The Princess Royal Trust for Carers

Do you look after someone who is physically or mentally ill, frail or disabled?

Barnet Carers Centre is here to help look after you. Call us on 020 8343 9698

Telephone Helpline - Monday to Friday - 9.30am - 5pm

For information and advice about any issues affecting you as a Carer. Our friendly Carer Support Team offer prectical help as well as emotional support.

Daily Drop-In - Monday to Friday 9.30am to 4.30pm

Come in and talk through any problems or concerns, in confidence, with a member of our experienced Carer Support Team.

Carer Groups

The Centre is involved with many groups in Barnet. Carers meet to talk things over, exchanged ideas and offer each other advice and support. For example: 'Arts and Crafts Group' on Tuesday 12pm-3pm, 'Carers Get Together' on Thursday 10.30am-12.30pm to have a drink and chat with friends, 'Former Carers Group' meets monthly and regular social outings and events are also organised.

Carers Nurse

The Carers Specialist Nurse can visit you at home to give you a health check, talk about health matters and offer advice and support. Telephone for an appointment on 020 8732 6421 or mobile number 07855 468505.

Counselling

During these counselling sessions, ideas, thoughts and feelings can be talked through in a non-judgmental and confidential setting with a trained counsellor. Donations of £10 per session requested.

Relaxation Days
on the first Friday of every month from 10am - 3pm

At Christ Church, High Road, N12. Enjoy a variety of Therapies including massage and reflexology. Cost £8.50.

BYCAS
(5-17 yrs)

Members of Barnet Young Carers and Siblings (BYCAS) meet regularly at different clubs within Barnet - the Fun Club, the Angels Club, The Sunday Club and the Homework Clubs. Members also enjoy monthly outings, projects, newsletters and lots more!

Carers News

Receive one of our series of free newsletters and keep up to date with what is happening both locally and nationally which may affect you or the person you care for.

Welfare Benefits Surgeries

Benefit checks and advice given on a fortnightly basis. Call for more details and to make an appointment.

Information Sessions

A programmer of free information sessions for carers on a wide range of topics such as health, finance, caring at home and more.

How else can you get involved?

  • Tell us what you think!
    your views and ideas are always welcome.
  • You can influence the planning and delivery of health and social care services in Barnet by representing Carers at the Carers Strategy Group or Partnership Boards and at other meetings.
  • The Centre is always in need of volunteers for a wide range of tasks such as being a committe member, supporting Carers, home visiting, identifying Carers in GP surgeries, displaying our information stand, clerical jobs and lots more.