By Post FIS, 1 Reading Lane, E8 1GQ
Who we are:
The Carers Coordination Service (CCS) is responsible for the Hackney Carers Register - a database where carers information (and brief information about the person they care for) is held securely in order to be able to inform carers about:
- their rights
- changes to the law affecting carers
- about training and events that may interest them
This information helps the London Borough of Hackney understand:
- who carers in Hackney are
- who they care for
...which helps them plan future services for carers.
The CCS is the first point of contact for all carers in Hackney. However carers already receiving services from organisations in the Carers are the Bedrock partnership can continue receiving services through them, if they wish.
Hackney Carers Coordination Service is a service is for unpaid carers (a person looking after a child or adult who is ill, disabled, has a mental illness or has substance misuse issues). Parents/carers in receipt of Carers Allowance can receive support from the service as this is a benefit and does not count as being paid.
The person being cared for must live in Hackney or the City of London.
All local authorities must provide support for carers. If you are caring for someone living in another borough you would be assessed by the local authority that the person being cared for lives in. However you can still receive some support from Hackney Carers Coordination Service.
What we do:
The Hackney Carers Coordination Service coordinates support for carers from organisations within the partnership.
The Hackney Carers Coordination Service can:
- Register you as a parent carer
- Give you a carers cards (cards which give discounts for shops and leisure centres for carers)
- Run information and training opportunities for carers e.g. First Aid, Moving and Handling courses, information sessions about adult services and personal budgets
- Send you a quarterly newsletter
- Give you to an invitation to carers rights days & carers conference events,
- Make referrals to organisations within the Carers are the Bedrock partnership who can then provide services e.g. benefits advice, counselling, support groups
The Carers are the Bedrock partnership offer carers a choice. Carers can choose to have their Carers Needs Assessment from any of the providers in the partnership.
Carers are the Bedrock Partners
Age UK East London provides a range of personalised individual and community services for older people and their carers. Find out more: Age UK East London
Alzheimer’s Society provide information, advice, signposting and support to people with any form of dementia and their carers. Find out more: Alzheimer’s Society
Bikur Cholim provide support, facilities and services to the Orthodox Jewish community in north London. Find out more: Bikur Cholim
City and Hackney Mind provides specialist mental health services and supports people to achieve their personal goals and relieve mental distress. Find out more: City and Hackney Mind
City and Hackney Carers Centre offers advice, advocacy and support to unpaid carers including counselling, life coaching, befriending and a quarterly newsletter. Find out more: City and Hackney Carers Centre
Chizuk support people with mental health issues in the Orthodox Jewish community, including carers as part of a whole family approach.
91-93 Stamford Hill, London N16 5TP
Phone: 020 8800 7494
Derman provides a range of health and well-being related services to the Kurdish, Turkish, Turkish Cypriot and Eastern European Turkish communities, mainly refugees and asylum seekers. Find out more: Derman
Hackney Caribbean Elderly Organisation provides exercise, arts and crafts, health education, outings and holidays for older people, particularly those who are Caribbean. Find out more: Hackney Caribbean Elderly Organisation
Hackney Chinese Community Services provide singing classes, exercise classes, a lunch club and more, mainly for the Chinese community from Hong Kong, Vietnam, mainland China, Malaysia and Singapore. Find out more: Hackney Chinese Community Services
Hands Inc aims to inspire health and wellbeing in the community through increasing access to holistic health and wellbeing activities. Find out more: Hands Inc
North London Muslim Community Centre is open to all while being culturally sensitive to the needs of Hackney’s Muslim communities. Find out more: North London Muslim Community Centre
St Joseph’s Hospice provides care for anyone with serious and life-limiting conditions, both in the hospice and in patients’ homes. Find out more: St Joseph’s Hospice
Vietnamese Mental Health Services aims to preserve and protect the good mental health of persons from Vietnam and their dependents. Find out more: Vietnamese Mental Health Services
Positive East provides services for people living with HIV or affected by HIV. Find out more: Positive East
Hackney Refugee Forum supports carers from refugee and migrant communities. Find out more: HCVS Hackney Refugee Forum
The carer and cared for have to be 18 or over for full access to all services, however some services (counselling, listen ear sessions, and benefits advice) are open to all parent carers no matter what the age of their child, and young adult carer events are open to parent carers who are themselves aged 14 -25.
The service works in partnership with Hackney Council and other local and voluntary groups.
The Carers Coordination Service also support secondary carers, such as siblings.
Find out more: Hackney's carer's card and register
Advocacy services are now provided by: The Advocacy Project
Record Last Updated on: 23/10/2018