Barnet Carers Centre aims to improve the lives of carers living or working in The London Borough of Barnet by providing a range of services including information, advice and support. By caring for the carer, it also aims to improve the quality of life of the person or persons being cared for. It strives continuously to identify hidden carers to enable access to their legal rights and to provide a high quality service at all times to all carers in Barnet.
Barnet Carers Centre was established in 1996 as part of the network of The Princess Royal Trust for Carers now merged with Crossroads Care and known as Carers Trust.
We are an independent charity based in North Finchley.
The Centre offers advice, information, emotional and practical support for all informal carers who live or work in the London Borough of Barnet.
Carers look after family members, partners or friends in need of help because they are ill, frail, have a disability or could not cope without them. The care they provide is unpaid and not a career choice.
If someone is paid to look after another person we use the description, 'personal care assistant' to avoid confusion.
The 2011 Census identified 32,320 adult carers and 4,000 young carers (under the age of 18) living in the borough of Barnet. At Barnet Carers Centre we are in contact with over 5,000 adult carers and 480 young carers.