You are a Carer if you provide unpaid help and support to a partner, child, friend, relative or neighbour who could not manage without your help.
The person you look after might have a physical or learning difficulty, be ill or frail, have mental health problems or misuse drugs or alcohol. You do not have to live with the person you care for to receive free support.
If you are a Carer, have a Carer or Care for someone on an informal basis, please let us know. We may be able to give you important help and advice and entitle you to an annual health checks and free flu vaccinations. It will be helpful for the doctor to know that you are a Carer as it may affect your own health and treatment.
Enfield Carers Centre
You can contact Enfield Carers Centre (ECC) via telephone on 020 8366 3677 or visit their website at www.enfieldcarers.org
Carers UK are a national membership charity for carers. The provide support and advice as well as campaigning on behalf of carers. For more information, visit their website or telephone:
- Carers UK help and advice line: 0808 808 7777