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Support Services

See also Community Directory/Health Care & 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.

Free creative workshops for people identifying as disabled

10 July 2024

Local people who identify as disabled are invited to enrol in workshops being held this month at Arbeit Studios ahead of an art exhibition to be held at Arbeit in August.

Young people's mental health: Chickenshed say 'we hear you'

05 March 2024

Chickenshed's March fundraising campaign, 'we hear you', is in support of their mentoring and counselling service for young people, which helps tackle the mental health problems that are today one of the biggest challenges facing them.

Take a walk with your camera or phone and boost your wellbeing and mental health

07 January 2024

Healthcare professional and keen photographer Cliff Docherty's prescription for improved wellbeing involves taking a walk with your camera or phone, engaging with and recording the things you encounter and finding some moments of mindfulness. You can find out more at Cliff's workshops in Palmers Green on 13th and 14th January.

What are your health and wellbeing priorities for 2024?

22 November 2023

The borough's health services watchdog, Healthwatch Enfield, is conducting an online survey to determine what areas it should focus on during 2024.

Looking for work, training, or job experience?

06 September 2023

Are you in Enfield and looking for work, training, or job experience? Discover STEP, the free Skills Training Employment Pillar program available across the borough, including weekly drop-in sessions.

North London Hospice: The best of life, at the end of life, for everyone

06 September 2023

North London Hospice is proud to unveil a brand-new film which showcases the wide range of support services that the charity provides to the local community.

Youth Justice Service volunteers have many faces, could you be one of them?

02 August 2023

Enfield Youth Justice Service (YJS) needs volunteers who: are concerned about youth crime and serious youth violence; are able to engage with children and young people; would like to be part of the restorative justice process; can work with children and young people who offend to help support a change in their behaviours and actions; can help our children and young people to make Enfield a better place to live and work.

Read the full article and forum comments

Mayoral recognition for food charity founder

27 July 2023

The Mayor of London has written to Clare Donovan, a local resident and founder of Cooking Champions, thanking her for the 'amazing' work done by her and by the charity's staff and volunteers.

Palmers Green's Ark comes to the rescue

23 July 2023

The Vicar of St John's outlines the many activities that take place on board the Ark, her church's response to widespread hunger and other social crises that afflict Palmers Green and the whole of the country.

MPs united to protect 'inspirational' nurses

21 June 2023

London MPs have urged the public to support North London Hospice as rising energy costs put services under pressure.

How do you rate adult social care services in Enfield?

31 May 2023

Healthwatch Enfield have been asked by Enfield Council to find out what users think about adult social care services provided in the borough. There is a five-minute online survey for you to provide your feedback.

Don't let dementia just creep up on you and your loved ones

10 May 2023

This year's Dementia Action Week, starting on 15th May, will see a series of special events in Enfield run by organisations that belong to Enfield Dementia Alliance.

Join North London Hospice's Compassionate Neighbours scheme

15 February 2023

North London Hospice has announced the next dates for training to take on the role of a Compassionate Neighbour: 21st and 22nd February from 10am to 2.30pm.

Read the full article and forum comments

Noah's Ark in the news

22 August 2022

A recent TV news report featured the work of Noah's Ark children's hospice in Barnet.

ReachOut and help a young person grow in character and confidence

14 August 2022

The charity ReachOut is expanding its work into new areas of London and looking for volunteers from the Palmers Green community to act as after-school mentors of young people. Helping them grow in character and confidence, giving them the tools and networks they need to live good, happy and successful lives. No prior experience is necessary and ReachOut volunteer mentors have a wide variety of backgrounds, including students, recent graduates, working professionals and retirees.

Celebrating in style!

05 August 2022

Get out your fancy frock and party hat and head out for a night of top entertainment, glitz, glam and fine dining! The excuse? Celebrating the twentieth anniversary of a leading Enfield charity - the Nightingale Cancer Support Centre.

A shop with a mission of helping people

03 August 2022

Philanthropy London, a recent addition to Palmers Green's high street, has an unusual name and a novel business model.

Home-Start are recruiting home visiting volunteers - Farsi, Dari, Arabic, Albanian speakers particularly needed

14 May 2022

The local branch of the national charity Home-Start is recruiting home visiting volunteers and is looking in particular for people speaking Albanian, Arabic, Syrian Arabic, Farsi, Dari, Bengali or Pashto or proficient in British Sign Language. Home-Start helps families with young children through challenging times

Face Front Inclusive Theatre: Call-out for musicians/music facilitators

04 May 2022

'Face Front run several inclusive and participatory arts groups for adults and young people in North and East London. The groups include disabled and neurodivergent participants who range in age and group size. Many of our groups work towards creating collaboratively devised ensemble performances that are presented in professional theatre venues. We are looking for creative, energetic, patient and collaborative practitioners to widen our pool of music based facilitators'.

Cooking Champions: Urgent request for food!

23 April 2022

Cooking Champions are supporting 200 families across the borough, but their stocks are very low. Please donate items.