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Community Directory: Health Care and 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 websit

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Simply Connect Enfield is a Social Prescribing service for the borough of Enfield, managed and delivered by Enfield Voluntary Action (EVA).

For a comprehensive guide to staying healthy, see the Healthy Enfield website

Age UK Enfield

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We're a local charity working in the community to support older people, their families and carers. We want everyone to be able to love later life.

We've been working in the local community to help older people for 30 years. We have 40 dedicated staff and over 100 volunteers helping us to deliver services and activities for older people in Enfield.

Our main office is based in Ponders End Library and and our day centre is based in Houndsfield Road in Edmonton.

We rely on your support to keep serving the community. We are supported by donations from the public and some charitable grants.

Age UK Enfield provide high quality services to our elderly community including:

  • Information, Advice and Advocacy - Provides information, support and signposting on a wide range of issues including access to benefits and accessible transport, housing, debt and pensions, and much more.
  • Falls Stop Service - Provides a range of information, advice, exercises and activities to help people who have had a fall or are at risk of falling.
  • Fit for Life - A range of exercise classes, activities and walks at a range of community venues across the borough.
  • Memory Care Navigators - support for people from diagnosis; helping them to understand their diagnosis, how to access support and information and connect to other people living with dementia and their carers.
  • Planning for later life - Awareness and information sessions on all aspects of planning for later life including will writing, power of attorney, bereavement services, and advanced decisions / statements.
  • Home Based Support - provides in-home support from trained, professional and friendly staff, enabling people to continue to live safely and independently in their own homes.
  • Veterans Support Project supports anyone who has served in the Armed Forces or National Service and their families, through social events, benefits advice, applying for medals, and much more.
  • iCan - supports adults over 18 who have a long term health condition, are isolated or at risk of falling, or near the end of life, to improve their health and wellbeing. Our popular Tea & Chatter sessions is a fun and supportive group which connect and bring people together.
  • Memory Meet Up - Memory Meet up offers reminiscence, creative activities and guest speakers for people affected by dementia and their family members.
  • Parker Day Centre - a specialist dementia care day centre in Edmonton, providing a range of activities and events for people with early memory problems, to advanced dementia, and their carers, including Maintenance Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (MCST).
  • This Girl Can - 12 week exercise programme for women over 50 recovering from long term conditions including cancer.
  • Enfield Wellbeing Network

A collaboration between a number of local community organisations, which aims to enable people to set and achieve realistic goals to improve their health and wellbeing.

All donations received, helps us to sustain and develop our services and makes a huge difference to our ability to improve the life of Enfield’s older people who have somewhere to turn to, when they need help and support.

Last updated: April 2022

Alzheimers Society, Enfield Office

Services offered

  • Enfield Care attendant scheme
  • Enfield day support
  • Enfield Dementia Cafe
  • Enfield Monday peer support Group
  • Enfield Singing for the brain Southgate
  • Enfield Wednesday peer support group

Last updated: October 2014

Barnet and Enfield NHS Talking Therapies

We provide a confidential and free service for anyone who is experiencing problems with their mood, feeling stressed, unhappy and unsatisfied with how their life is going. These difficulties may or may not be linked to ongoing (or past) stressful events and experiences, and quite often resolve on their own. However, there are times when they do not. This means that they can have a significant impact on you and how you manage things on a day to day basis, for example your relationships, your work, caring responsibilities, your studies and relaxation and leisure time.  


Last updated: February 2024

CancerLIFE Self Support Group

The welcoming and friendly drop-ins provide an opportunity for people living with cancer to relax, access support, information and meet others who understand how cancer can affect you. Taster sessions of complementary therapy are also available.

Last updated: January 2021

Carers & Parents in Enfield - CAPE

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CAPE is a group of carers and parents (and relatives) of adults aged 18 years and over with learning disabilities in Enfield.

CAPE offers:

  • ​Support and Friendship
  • Advice and information
  • Voicing Carers' issues

Last updated: January 2021


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Our mission: To support, empower, and enrich the lives of Older Members in the Community.

Last updated: January 2021

Enfield Carers Centre

enfieldcarers-ctEnfield Carers Centre is a local charity offering support and advice for all unpaid carers in the borough of Enfield. A carer is someone of any age who provides unpaid support to family or friends who could not manage without help. This could be caring for a partner, relative or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or substance misuse problems. 1 in 8 adults are carers.  We offer social activities, opportunities to meet with other local carers, relaxation sessions for some 'me time' and practical advice and information.

Last updated: October 2014

Enfield Caribbean Association

We are a small charity with big ideas based in the London Borough of Enfield. We provide services and social events for the local community, in particular those of Caribbean descent.

Enfield Caribbean Association (ECA) was established in 1986. We work to eliminate racial discrimination and for an inclusive, fair and equal community, in which people of Caribbean origin can develop their full potential as visible, positive contributors and participants in the life of the Borough of Enfield.

Last updated: January 2021

Enfield Community Food Pantry

Our community food pantry offers help with accessing healthier foods, such as fresh fruit and vegetables, by offering members heavily discounted shopping. Pantries differ from food banks because food is bought rather than given away.

Last updated: December 2022

Enfield Community Hubs

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Community hubs is a face-to-face service that connects residents with support across 4 pillars:

  • Help with money, including:
    • welfare and debt advice
    • Council Tax and benefit enquiries
    • concessionary travel
  • Help with jobs and skills, including:
    • skills training employment pillar (STEP) programme
    • support with work experience, training, or to find a job
  • Help with health and wellbeing, including:
    • food pantry - offering heavily discounted food
    • connecting people to their communities to avoid social isolation
  • Help with housing stability, including:
    • support to access the Housing Advisory Service

Last updated: December 2022

Enfield Connections

We provide a direct Advice and Information Service to help support Enfield’s vulnerable adult residents. We work closely with local organisations to offer a wide variety of information and support via face-to-face drop in sessions and a telephone service. 

Enfield Connections will provide face-to-face drop in sessions and a telephone service, for those in need of information and support.

We will offer advice and assistance with:

  • Council Tax overpayments
  • Health & Wellbeing information
  • Housing Benefit overpayments
  • Online form filling
  • Rent arrears
  • And more…


Last updated: January 2021

Enfield Disability Action

EDA Logo Grey on White Disc SmallEnfield Disability Action (EDA) is a pan-impairment organisation run by and for disabled people of all ages. EDA works to, and promotes, a social model of disability.

As an umbrella organisation for local disability groups, EDA shares training, policy development and best-practice guidance to facilitate the development of this section of the local third sector.

EDA works strategically with Voluntary and Statutory partners, provides input to local planning and consultative mechanisms, conducts research, enables project development, sources funding, provides a core organisational infrastructure, facilitates quality-assured practices and hosts the following services:

  • Advocacy & Community Forum Project – for groups and individuals
  • CancerLIFE – also offers Cancer Awareness and Healthy Living sessions
  • Challenging Abuse and Tackling Hate Crime
  • Deaf Project – working with Deaf people who use British Sign Language, and with deafened and hard of hearing people who do not use sign language, including those who have caring responsibilities
  • Udirect- formerly known as Direct Payments Support Service
  • Disability Information & Advice Project
  • Enfield Advice Plus Partnership Project
  • Independent Living Project - including Enfield Wheelchair Users Forum & Self Directed Assessment

Last updated: October 2014

Enfield Mencap

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Enfield Mencap helps adults with a learning disability to improve their quality of life and move towards independence and a fulfilled lifestyle, working with them and their families through a person-centred approach to life planning.

We provide a range of quality services both at The New Opportunity Centre in Edmonton and out in the community.

All services are developed around an individual service user’s needs and aspirations, identified through regular planning meetings and person-centred reviews. Service users are encouraged to take a holistic view of their lives encompassing leisure, work, education, social and home life.

Last updated: January 2021

Enfield Vision

A group of visually impaired people determined to improve the environment and to reduce the every day problems of blind and partially sighted people which meets regularly in Bush Hill Park.  They offer free IT training for visually impaired people, free Braille lessons and hold weekly bowls matches using a specially adapted version of the game.

Last updated: October 2014

Every Parent & Child


Previously known as Enfield Parents & Children

Every Parent & Child (formerly Enfield Parents & Children) is a registered charity working for the benefit of children, young people and families in the London Borough of Enfield and surrounding areas. We offer services to children, young people and their families to support with advising on accessing educational provision for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, applying for school places, young people’s mental health and wellbeing and skills and confidence building.

Our Mission is to offer children in our community opportunities to learn, develop and thrive.


SENDIASS - Special Educational Needs & Disability, Information Advice & Support Service

"My Time" - Child Counselling Service and Volunteering Service

Last updated: January 2021

Geranium Club for the Blind

A social club for blind and partially sighted people aged over 70 and living in Enfield.

Activities includes various entertainment, talks, outings, trips to the seaside, boat trips and afternoon tea. Meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 1:30-3:30pm.

Last updated: October 2014

Growbaby Enfield Vineyard


Growbaby supports families across Enfield, by providing good quality new and second-hand clothes and equipment for children ages 0 - 5 years. Support is free and open to anyone who may need help, regardless of income, faith or background.

Last updated: December 2023

Memory Lane Cafe & Carers Club

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Do you know anyone who has Alzheimer's or Dementia?

We are a self funding club offering fun and laughter for anyone suffering with this terrible illness. We open every Friday at Our Lady of Lourdes Large Church Hall, 373 Bowes Road, New Southgate, N11 1AA from 10.30 - 1.30, We provide tea coffee, cakes, snacks, entertainment, games and support for carers. All we ask for is a small donation of £2.50 each and everyone must come with a carer. For more information we are on Facebook under Memory Lane Cafe & Carers Club or you can contact Mandi on 07961 881453 or Adrian on 07788 429470

Last updated: March 2019

Middlesex Association for the Blind


Middlesex Association for the Blind was founded in 1922 to provide support to people with a visual impairment across the Middlesex region. Today we provide a range of services to people living in the London Boroughs of Barnet, Brent, Ealing, Enfield, Harrow, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Haringey and Richmond.

Last updated: January 2021

NCT Enfield (National Childbirth Trust)

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The First 1,000 Days of being a parent are now accepted to be the most significant in a child’s development. Leading child health experts worldwide agree that care given during the First 1,000 Days has more influence on a child’s future than any other time in their life.

Ask most parents, and chances are they’ll say that the First 1,000 Days also present some of the most challenging moments in a person’s life. And, with each new baby comes a whole new set of priorities, dilemmas and challenges.

At NCT, we have long believed that the First 1,000 Days matter. For more than 56 years we have delivered a trusted service to parents.

Last updated: August 2021

Nexus Enfield

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NEXUS is a community project run by the Behaviour Support Service within Enfield Council. Our aim is to connect the community for a better Enfield. We partner with external services and organisations, as well as lead and create projects and interventions ourselves. With our network and knowledge of the area, we can support our partners in the co-ordination of their projects too. 

NEXUS projects support:

  • Children and young people in schools
  • Professional Learning
  • The community of Enfield
  • Advocacy

Last updated: August 2022

Nightingale Cancer Support Centre

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A charity founded to support cancer sufferers in Enfield

The Nightingale was formed in August 2002 to support people in the London Borough of Enfield affected by cancer. The fast-growing population of the borough and the strain on NHS funding meant that many people were not receiving additional support beyond their cancer diagnosis and NHS treatment. The Nightingale was formed to fill these gaps in the lives of people living with cancer.

The Nightingale is a registered charity (Charity number 1094435) and is a company limited by guarantee. (Company number 4515844). The charity is governed by a board of trustees with a range of skills of experience including ‘but not limited to’ medical, finance, HR, marketing and communications.

Counselling and support services both for patients and their families have been at the heart of the Nightingale’s mission right from the start.

The criteria for support has always been those who live, work or receive their treatment in the borough.  We serve all those living with a cancer diagnosis, their families and partners.

Last updated: January 2021

Noah's Ark Children's Hospice

logoAt Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice we help families make every precious moment count.

We help seriously unwell children and their families make the most of the special time they have together. The majority of babies and children we support are unlikely to reach their 18th birthday. Our staff and volunteers provide clinical, emotional and practical support to families across North and Central London and Hertsmere.

We make sure children and families have access to the support they need, where they need it: in their homes and at the Ark, our state-of-the-art children’s hospice building in Barnet.

Last updated: January 2021

North London Asian Care

northlondonasiancareNorth London Asian Care is a Non Profit Making Registered Charity which provides a culturally sensitive, linguisticaly appropriate, fully accessible service to all service users, specialising with Asian Cares in North London irrespective of their ethnicity, culture, religion, gender and disability. They provide a culturally appropriate Home Care service in various languages.

Last updated: October 2014

North London Samaritans

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North London Samaritans covers the London Boroughs of Barnet, Enfield, and Haringey.

North London Samaritans have been based in Bounds Green, London N11 since 1975. We are a Charitable Incorporated Organisation with around 100 volunteers and no paid staff.

That means that all the things that keep the service running – managing the rota, routine administration, overseeing branch finances and premises management, recruitment, selection and training, fundraising, keeping the Centre clean and stocked with tea, coffee and biscuits – are carried out by our volunteers. All our costs must be covered by our own fundraising. This is a dynamic and friendly Samaritans branch, with volunteers who are just ordinary people, carefully selected and trained.

In late 2018, we moved into a new, purpose-built Centre, which houses both our call centre and a community hall that we also use to host our training sessions.

Every year, this branch alone provides emotional support to more than 10,000 callers, a large proportion of whom are experiencing profound feelings of distress or despair; some are suicidal. People from all walks of life contact us, mostly from across the three London Boroughs of Enfield, Haringey and Barnet, but also from other parts of the UK or overseas.

If you would like more information about volunteering at North London Samaritans, please click here. If you would like to support our work in other ways, please click here.

Venue Hire

North London Samaritans owns and manages Shaftesbury Hall, Herbert Road, Bounds Green, London N11 2QN. The hall is now open for booking from £25/hour (£15/hour registered charities), and is ideal for community events, local groups, school activities and private functions. It's equipped with:

  • Sprung wooden dance floor
  • Fully-fitted kitchen
  • Projector and PA system
  • Various seating configurations for up to 60 guests

To find out more about Shaftesbury Hall or to enquire about making a booking, please visit


Last updated: January 2021

Parkinson's UK Enfield Branch

We offer information, friendship and support to local people with Parkinson's their families and carers.

We also organise regular events and social activities, such as drop-ins, bowls, pub lunches and outings. Join us - and meet other people affected by Parkinson's in your area.

Last updated: October 2014

Safeguarding Enfield Partnership


Safeguarding is the work done to protect children, young people and adults who are, or may be, at risk of abuse or harm.

Safeguarding is everyone’s business. This means you, your friends and families, your neighbours, as well as the people who work for organisations like Enfield Council, the Police, the NHS and others, have important roles to play to help keep people safe in our community.

If you are worried about a child, family, young person or adult at risk, please talk to us. We can help. In an emergency always call 999.

Last updated: January 2021

Simply Connect Enfield

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Simply Connect Enfield is a Social Prescribing service for the borough of Enfield, managed and delivered by Enfield Voluntary Action (EVA).

We’re on a mission to help you find local community services, activities and support that can really help you with whatever issue you’re struggling with at the moment.

Maybe you’re looking to meet new people - or get some advice or support for a friend or family member? Or you might be wanting to find out about exercise or social clubs, or how to get involved in a local charity?

Community services can provide specialist support too on a range of topics, such domestic abuse, helping to manage your finances, housing issues or bereavement support.

We can support you to improve your health and wellbeing by:

  • Focusing on what matters most to you
  • Connecting you to local community services and activities, and
  • Helping you to reach your goals and ambitions.

Whatever it is you’re looking for, there’s something for you.

Last updated: January 2021

Solace Women's Aid

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Solace Women’s Aid is an independent charity working across London, with a dedicated team of staff and volunteers, providing life-saving support to more than 11,000 survivors of domestic and sexual violence a year. Solace Women’s Aid works to empower survivors to rebuild their lives through a holistic range of specialist services including refuges, advice, counselling, advocacy, support groups and family & children’s projects enabling them to live their lives independently, free from domestic and sexual abuse.

The charity recognises that breaking free from domestic violence or escaping sexual abuse is only the start. This is why they not only provide practical advice and a safe space to live, but also help women and children recover emotionally and build a future free from abuse.

It doesn’t happen overnight and takes courage and determination but, with Solace’s help women will continue to be able to develop the confidence and independence they need to rebuild their lives.

One Solace service users sums it up “Your bruises go away and your bones mend. But it’s the despair, being hopeless. It’s a very dark place to be. Solace has given me hope.”

Visit  to find out more about Solace Women’s Aid services in Enfield and see how you can get involved to make difference to the lives of women and children.

Solace Women’s Aid’s confidential helpline FREEPHONE: 0808 802 5565

Services provided by Solace Women's Aid

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The Advice team takes calls from women across London affected by domestic and sexual violence and provides immediate advice and short-term support on safety issues, housing options, financial concerns and child related issues.

Refuge Accommodation
Our refuges provide safe emergency accommodation for women and their children fleeing violence. Staff work with women to find permanent accommodation and provide support with their practical and emotional needs during this difficult time of transition.

Community based advocacy & support
Local Advocacy teams work with women, offering specialist advice and support specifically in relation to safety, housing, financial and welfare benefits, and available services for children.

Counselling and therapy
We offer one to one counselling sessions which provide a safe space for women to explore the impact of violence on their lives. Therapeutic groups and workshops enable women to meet peers, share experiences and begin to rebuild their self-esteem and confidence.

North London Rape Crisis
Our North London Rape Crisis service works with women and girls over the age of 13 who have experienced any form of sexual violence at any point in their lives. A dedicated emotional support helpline, specialist advocates, counsellors and group therapists provide practical and therapeutic support to help women heal from the trauma they have experienced.

Children and Young People
Our team deliver a range of services for families and young people living in the community including therapeutic support for mothers and children to explore their feelings and rebuild vital relationships.

Specialist services groups and programs
We provide specialist support including our Silver Project for women over 55, IRIS Project working with GPs and patients, the Sanctuary project to provide in-home security, WRAP (Women Resilience & Awareness Program) and our Irish Traveller Project.

Last updated: June 2020

Stroke Rehab Dogs

stroke rehab dogsThe "Stroke and PAT" programme is a collaborative project between the national charity Pets As Therapy, founding Director Sallie Bollans​ and the Ruth Winston Centre​.

Having introduced Animal Assisted Interventions to the multi-disciplinary therapy programme within neurological rehabilitation at a local hospital in 2004, Sallie witnessed first hand the positive effects that occurred when stroke survivors were given the opportunity to interact with dogs during therapy sessions. Working alongside Pets As Therapy volunteer teams, regular visits were arranged for those patients wishing to participate, utilising the dog as a focus when working towards a range of rehab goals.

Frustrated by the limitations and restrictions that inevitably occur when working in a large organisation, but empowered by the testimonials of participating stroke survivors led to the vision, and consequent birth of the community based Stroke and PAT project.

Last updated: November 2014

Studio 306

studio306Studio 306 Collective CIC is a group of skilled Arts and Craft practitioners, who have come together to form an exciting Community Enterprise. At Studio 306, we specialize in designing hand-crafted, high quality Ceramics, Jewellery, Textiles, and Screen Printed products.

The aim of the studio is to empower disadvantaged local individuals. We offer a creative space for people who are recovering from mental illness, where they can rediscover forgotten skills, develop new ones and boost their confidence.

All of the designing and making happens in our lovely North London Studio, located on the 3rd floor of an old chocolate factory.

Studio 306 is a not-for-profit organization, so all of the pennies we make from the sale of goods go straight back into the collective.

All products are available direct from the Studio - Please email us for more details

Please watch our short film to hear all about what we do in our members' own words.


Last updated: February 2017

The Shane Project

shane projectThe Shane Project is a charity for African/Caribbean and Ethnic Minority People living with MS, their families and carers. It was founded in April 2002 by Norma McFarlane, whose two sons were diagnosed with MS. It is named after her eldest son Shane who was diagnosed with Primary Progressive in 1993 but sadly passed away in December 2003. The lack of available support, which was further compounded by isolation, prejudice and stigmatisation that she and her family endured from the local community, prompted Norma to set up the Shane Project.

Last updated: November 2014