Barnet Carers Centre
Barnet Carers Centre is committed to maintaining a high level of service while protecting both carers and the people they care for. They work closely with schools to raise awareness of young carers, provide in-school support and receive and encourage referrals. The team gives health and wellbeing information, as well as helping young carers with financial worries and teaching them to be money-wise. Barnet Young Carers supports carers aged 5 to 19 years, across the borough and works closely with schools to identify young carers and give them support.
Funding from the NET Coronavirus Appeal, through the London Community Foundation, has helped the development and rollout of a bespoke app (Carers Community) for informal carers living in London, with the potential for subsequent rollout across the UK. The remote app will enhance their existing services and facilitate stronger connections with people at high risk of negative impacts from COVID-19.