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 February 1996 as part of the network of The Princess Royal Trust for Carers.
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 or have a disability.The care they provide is unpaid. If someone is paid to look after another person we use the word, 'careworker' to avoid confusion.
The 2001 Census identified 30,000 adult carers and 1000 young carers (under the age of 18) living in the borough of Barnet. At Barnet Carers Centre we are in contact with over 4500 adult carers and 350 young carers.