There are lots of local and national voluntary support organisations many of which can be found on the Helplines website.
Enfield has lots of voluntary and support organisations where you can find help, support and information. If you run a voluntary organisation that helps and supports people in the borough of Enfield, London wide or nationally then get in touch and we'll include your details.
Voluntary Organisations A-Z
Age UK Enfield offers services to older people, aged 50 and over, across the borough of Enfield. Services range from day care to exercise classes, situated on two main sites as well as offering services in community based settings. Age UK Enfield is a brand partner of Age UK (formerly Age Concern England and Help the Aged); however, Age UK does not fund the local services - Age UK Enfield is an independent charity in its own right, responsible for raising funds locally and nationally. If you would like to find out more or access services then visit http://www.ageuk.org.uk/enfield or call the advice hotline on 020 8375 4124.
Enfield Carers Centre is a local charity offering support and advice for all unpaid carers in the borough of Enfield. They offer social activities, opportunities to meet with other local carers, relaxation sessions for some ‘me time’ as well as practical advice and information, including information about leisure centre concessions and hospital parking concessions. For more information visit http://www.enfieldcarers.org, call 020 8366 3677 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Enfield Diabetes Support Group are a local support group in the area for those with Diabetes, their family and carers. The group is run by people with Diabetes for people with Diabetes. They hold monthly meetings, held on a Tuesday at: THE DIABETES CENTRE CHASE FARM HOSPITAL THE RIDGEWAY ENFIELD EN2 8JL From 7.30 pm - 9.00 pm Everyone is welcome For more information call Ruth – 020 8386 4416 or David – 020 8245 0948 Or email: email@example.com The group have put together an excellent booklet on Diabetes, which can be downloaded below.
Enfield Disability Action (EDA) provides a number of services and is working towards becoming a one-stop shop for disabled people living and working in Enfield. Whatever your issue or enquiry they offer person centred support to access the services and community interests that you identify. If they cannot meet your need effectively, they will support you to identify another provider who can. EDA can be contacted by phone on 020 8373 6228 (10:00-12:00 or voicemail), fax on 020 8373 6223 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Details of the services available from EDA can be found on their website.
Independent Age, the charity for older people, provides impartial advice on care homes, NHS services, housing, home care and more? To speak to an expert adviser, call them on 0800 319 6789 (Monday to Friday 10am-4pm) or email email@example.com
North London Hospice provides specialist palliative care to those with a potentially life-limiting illness, who live in the Boroughs of Barnet, Enfield and Haringey. Services include expert support and advice, Inpatient Unit, Outpatient and Therapy consultations and specialist care at home. Care is provided in people’s homes and at our purpose-built facilities in Winchmore Hill and Finchley. The Hospice, which is a registered charity, also offers emotional and practical support to patients and their families. All services are free and the Hospice is a multi-faith organisation, welcoming people from all faiths and communities. For more information: www.northlondonhospice.org or call 020 8343 8841.
Positive Enfield is a drop-in service for members of all communities in Enfield who are infected or affected HIV/AIDS and STIs. They provide a culturally diverse service that gives information and guidance to individuals in a confidential, compassionate and caring way, without discrimination. Positive Enfield aims to provide: health and social care support; education and learning; access to information and advice; access to recreation and social activities; and to promote independence and social inclusion. Positive Enfield meet on the first Wednesday and 3rd Thursday of each month between 6pm and 8pm at Disabilities Resource Centre, 65c Park Avenue, Enfield, EN1 2HL. For more information call 07731 790 407 or 07771 962 521. Or write to: Positive Enfield Disabilities Resource Centre, 65c Park Avenue, Enfield, EN1 2HL.
Positive Rainbow Haringey is a support group for gay, bisexual or MSM HIV+ men living and working in the borough of Haringey and is moving to Wise Thoughts at Wood Green Library monthly from 27th May 2014. This meet-up offers a safe, secure and confidential place for men who have sex with men to be among those in similar situations, for support and advice. The groups are open to residents of Enfield as well as Haringey. The service is free, but thye do require people to get in touch with us before attending for event details due to its confidential nature. Clients will be asked to provide a letter of diagnosis. Long term partners are welcome. Those interested can call the Wise Thoughts office on 020 888 99 555 or email us firstname.lastname@example.org. Details of dates can be found at the Wise Thoughts website
We Connect Now is a website dedicated to uniting people interested in rights and issues affecting people with disabilities, with particular emphasis on college students and access to higher education and employment issues. Although it is based in the USA and deals mostly with the situation there, it is a useful resource for connecting and integrating college students with disabilities.