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Carers in Barnet

  • Adult social care

Who is a carer?

A carer is a person who is unpaid and looks after or supports someone who needs help with their day-to-day life due to reasons such as:

  • their age
  • a long-term illness
  • disability
  • mental health
  • substance misuse

Each caring situation is unique and every carer has different needs and priorities.

For information and support for young carers, please visit the Young carers page.

Assessing your needs

As of April 2015 all carers now have the legal right to ask  their local authority for an assessment of their needs.

Information and advice for carers

Barnet Carers Centre is the lead provider of support for carers in the borough, and it offers:

  • information, advice and support
  • carers' breaks, e.g. short breaks from your caring role
  • training and awareness programmes
  • counselling
  • good neighbour schemes, e.g. befriending and shopping
  • social opportunities to meet other carers and support groups
  • legal and welfare advice.

You can also find information about support services for carers in the Barnet Carers' Support Offer.

You may also find our guidance about carers' rights in the Care Act useful.


  • Barnet Carers Centre
  • 3rd Floor Global House
    303 Ballards Lane
    North Finchley N12 8NP
  • Tel: 020 8343 9698
  • FAX: 020 8445 1193
  • Email: admin@barnetcarers.org

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