A carer is someone who helps another person, usually a relative or friend in their day to day life. This is not the same as someone who provides care professionally or thorugh voluntary organisations. carers are adults and children who take care of adults or disabled chidlren and they are unpaid. The caring role can be stressful and isolating. Carers provide care to people who are ill, frail or living with a disability and cannot manage without them. For more information for help for carers read some useful information on help available.
Help for carers
If you are a carer you may be able to get help from Haringey council. Haringey council's carer's hub at Wood Green central library has recently opened. f offers a relaxing space to meet other carers over a cup of tea.
Visit - Haringey Council carer's hub
Carers FIRST delivers the Carers Service across the London Borough of Haringey supporting people who look after a relative or friend who due to ill health, physical or mental illness, disability, frailty, or addiction cannot manage without their support.
It is estimated there are over 20,000 people in Haringey providing care for a relative or friend, the contribution to the UK economy being worth around a staggering £389 million (Carers UK: valuing carers 2015)
We provide information, advice, guidance, emotional support, training and activities, giving carers an opportunity to have a break from their caring role and help them to get the support they need.
Visit - Haringey Carer's First
Financial help for carers
You may be entitled to a Carer’s Allowance is £62.10 a week to help you look after someone with substantial caring needs. You don’t have to be related to, or live with, the person you care for. To check your eligibility and apply visit