Category: Health Care and Support Services

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 website

For ac omprehensive guide to staying healthy, see the Healthy Enfield website

Organisations in this category

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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

CancerLIFE Project

The main focus for CancerLIFE project work is to promote cancer awareness. We have worked with many local community groups to provide basic information about the main types of cancer and availability of screening.

Carers & Parents in Enfield - CAPE

Carers and Parents in Enfield (CAPE) is a group of carers, parents and relatives of adults over 18 years with learning disabilities living in Enfield . CAPE offers support, friendship, advice, information, representation and campaigning.

Address: CAPE c/o Enfield Disability Action, Community House, 311 Fore Street , Edmonton N9 0PZ 
Phone: 020 8373 6345
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Crossroads Care Lea Valley

crossroads care lea valleyCrossroads Care schemes are a network of 76 local independent charities providing support to carers and the people they care for, often through the provision of flexible breaks.

Services are provided through a network of local providers across England and Wales, each offering our core service where a trained carer support worker comes into the home to take over the caring responsibilities.

The aim is to provide support that is consistent and reliable and build long and trusted relationships.

Each local provider is an independent charity which may provide additional services according to funding and demand at a local level.

All local Crossroads Care organisations provide care in the home to enable carers to take a break. The needs of both the carer and the person they care for are assessed and regularly reviewed to ensure the service is tailored to the needs of them both. Other services typically available include:

  • Group support for carers and the people they care for.
  • Young Carers groups.
  • Social activities for both carers and the people they care for (together and individually).
  • Special dementia projects.

Crossroads Care Lea Valley covers the London boroughs of Barnet, Enfield, Haringey and Waltham Forest.

Enfield Asian Welfare Association


Our Mission Statement is 'To Support, Care For, Empower and Improve the Quality of Life of Older (Asian) people and their families'

Enfield Association for the Blind

The Enfield Association for the Blind (part of the Middlesex Association for the Blind) is a registered charity working locally to provide support to blind, partially sighted and deaf/blind people throughout the Borough of Enfield. Our staff and trained volunteers work together to provide a range of high quality services, information, advice and training, all aimed at assisting the visually impaired to lead independent lives.

The Association offers the following services in Enfield

  • Home Visiting Service
  • Computer Training Braille Training (Currently available at our Stanmore office) Visual Awareness Training
  • Resource Centre
  • MidSight Hospital Information points The Enfield Association for the Blind works in partnership with the eye clinic at North Middlesex Hospital to provide invaluable information and support to patients at the point of diagnosis of their eye condition.
  • Free Radios Wireless for the blind radios distributed by our volunteers


The Middlesex Association for the Blind is very grateful to, and heavily reliant upon, its core of over 300 trained volunteers who regularly give their time to helping people with sight loss. However, we still have many more people in need of our services, particularly the Home Visiting Service and the MidSight Hospital Information Points. Our Volunteer Recruitment Campaign aims to encourage active volunteering within the local community.

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.

Enfield Caribbean Association

enfield caribbean associationEnfield Caribbean Association (ECA) established in 1986,  aims  through engagements with the London Borough of Enfield and other relevant statutory and voluntary bodies, to create an inclusive, fair and equal Enfield community, in which people of Caribbean origin can develop their full potential as visible, positive  participants and contributors.

The association aims to advance the interests of Caribbean people in the areas of education, health, employment, social welfare and wellbeing by providing facilities and an environment that contributes to improving the life chances of people through promotion of events, activities and developing links with other like minded groups, individuals and organisations.

ECA Luncheon club at takes place at Trinity at Bowes Church each Friday at 1.00pm.  It provides a Caribbean lunch, socialisation and exercise. Combined with this, at the end of each month there is a visiting speaker with a focus on health and other related matters. The speakers are influential, are experts in their field and offer information and advice.

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

Enfield Lodgings

depaulWhat is Enfield Lodgings?

Enfield Council have comissioned Depaul UK, Britain's biggest youth homelessness charity, to recruit and train households within Enfield to provide lodgings for vulnerable young people in the borough.

This is a radical and effective response to the lack of affordable safe housing in Enfield for young people who are not yet confident to live completely independently. We ask local people who have room in their lives and homes to take in a young lodger so that their first experience of living without support is within the home of a friendly household who they can call upon when they need a listening ear or someone to pass on a favorite recipe.

Enfield council decided to do this because they know that young people who cannot afford to live alone would rather live with someone who has applied to help through a charity and undergone a police check than with a stranger who's number they found on the internet.

Who is Enfield Lodgings for?

Lodgers are aged 16-25, they can stay for 6 months to 2 years, and households receive £82 per week in rent.

Although this scheme is new to Enfield, Depaul UK have been supporting households who in turn support young people for over 10 years. One host who has had three young people live with her in the past 6 years says: "Providing Lodgings is so much more rewarding than having an empty bedroom gathering dust, I am now the proud godmother of one ex lodger's little girl, and I recently attended the graduation of another".

Interested in becoming a host?

Help a young person in need and receive £82 a week in rent

Enfield Mencap

mencapEnfield Mencap provides a variety of services for adults during the day (Monday to Friday) and young people in transition from children’s to adult services in the early evenings.

Weekend Respite Services currently only available on Saturdays is a special project funded through the London Borough of Enfield Carers’ Grant to provide up a day of respite for up to 15 families each week.

New volunteers are always welcome and at the moment we are looking for people willing to offer any of the following skills:

  • All things IT related from from simple office programmes to photo and music editing
  • Music, dance and drama, playing an instrument or leading a singalong with the karaoke machine. We plan to have a Zumba team at the Town show in 2012 and even put in an entry for the Zumbathon
  • Cooking – both to help service users with their independent living skills or to bake something special for our open days
  • Crafts, art and modelling – still very popular with our service users young and old
  • Gardeners to help in our sensory and vegetable gardens
  • Walks leaders with an interest in natural history or local history to help lead trips in the spring and summer
  • Befrienders and buddies (18-25), mentors, escorts and support workers – we have a range of openings to suit almost everyone

Enfield Mental Health Users Group

emuEnfield Mental Health Users Group (EMU) is a registered charity providing group advocacy for people using Mental Health Services in the London Borough of Enfield. The Charity is run by Mental Health Service Users.

EMU's Vision

  • To challenge stigma within the London Borough of Enfield community, to promote social integration and work towards more positive images of people with mental helath problems/illness.
  • To be an independent user group led by service users for all adult service users to promote personal development with all their different needs and with all their diversity.
  • To improve communications between service users and service providers so as to infulence/effect improvements. This will involve representation on as many committees and recruitment panels held by service providers as possible. It will also involve monitoring of service providers.
  • To be the voice of mental health service users in the London Borough of Enfield working in a constructive spirit.

Enfield Safeguarding Children Board

logoEnfield Local Safeguarding Children Board (ESCB is a group of professionals who have a shared responsibility for promoting the welfare and ensuring the safety of the children and young people of Enfield.

Children and young people.  The website is here to offer advice to you to make you feel safe.

Carers and parents.  The website offers advice on safeguarding children in Enfield.

Professionals and volunteers.  This part of our website is aimed at those who work directly with children, young people and their families in Enfield.  This includes people whose job brings them into contact with children infrequently or on an ad hoc basis.  It is designed to give practitioners from all statutory voluntary and community organisations access to important safeguarding information, guidance and resources.

Training  A range of courses and workshops are available during the year for professional staff from different agencies to attend. The training courses aim to improve knowledge, skills and competencies within safeguarding practice.

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.

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

Contact details

Community House, 311 Fore Street, Edmonton, N9 0PZ

Contact: Isabella Di Natale

Telephone: 020 8373 6243


Family Information Directory


The directory is divided into four zones to help you find childcare, play, family services and services for disabled children.

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.

Memory Lane Cafe & Carers Club

memory lane cafe and carers club

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

NCL Suicide Prevention and Bereavement Service

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The helpline is open to people who are currently experiencing suicidal thoughts, or have experienced suicidal feelings in the past,  their family, friends or carers.

We also support people who are affected by bereavement by suicide e.g. families and friends but also to those who have been exposed to suicide e.g. neighbours, schools, colleges, social groups and healthcare professionals.

Noah's Ark Children's Hospice

Noah's Ark is an expanding children's hospice service, seeking to serve an estimated 900 life-limited or life-threatened children or young people, and their families, living within the communities of Enfield, Barnet, Camden, Haringey and Islington.

Our aim is to support these families, often by working in partnership with other agencies, delivering flexible services that encompass the whole family - enabling them to live positive lives and face the future with hope, following the death of their child.  These services range from practical and emotional support, ultimately through to end-of-life and bereavement care.

Volunteer roles

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  • Family support volunteers
  • Event support volunteers
  • Home support volunteers
  • Fundraising & Event Volunteers
  • Noah's Ark Ambassadors
  • Administrative volunteers
  • Receptionist volunteers
  • Charity shop volunteers


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.

North London Samaritans

samaritansNorth London Samaritans provides emotional support across north London boroughs, both inner city and suburban. Consequently, our range of callers and the problems they need to talk through covers the widest spectrum. EHB Samaritans never know who or what they are going to encounter when they answer the 'phone or open the front door to a visitor to the branch. Which is why our selection and training to become a Samaritan volunteer necessarily needs to be rigorous and thorough. However, while the work is very challenging at times, it is always rewarding.

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.

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.

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.

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.


The Nightingale Cancer Support Centre

nightingaleThe Nightingale was formed by a local group of concerned individuals who felt that more could be done to support people affected by cancer in Enfield. We aim to work together with existing local services to ensure that we provide comprehensive support. We are here to help patients, relatives, carers, friends or those who are affected by cancer. We hope to be able to provide you with help along the way.

The Shane Project

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The 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.