Welcome to Barnet Carers Centre
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. 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 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.
Since April 2013, Healthwatch Barnet has met with a range of community groups and residents, and gathered feedback from patients, service-users, carers and residents. They will continue to gather this valuable feedback, and analyse key themes or trends that emerge. To give your experience or views on health and social care you can email email@example.com, call 020 8364 8400 ext 218 make a comment on the website http://www.healthwatchbarnet.co.uk/
One of Healthwatch Barnets key roles is to listen to people’s experience of health and social care and to liaise with Barnet Council and health and social care providers to try and develop and improve services.