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    Age UK Camden Information and Advice Service

    (Formerly known as Age UK Camden Information Advice and Advocacy Service)
    Ground FloorTavis House1-6, Tavistock SquareLondonWC1H 9NA
    Provides information and advice on a wide range of issues relating to older people including: benefits and pensions, housing, health and social care, debt and money, help for carers and accessing local services. Outreach advice sessions and home visits available. Also administer a fund that can give small single grants to…
    020 7837 3777 (Information line) 020 7239 0400 (Admin line)

    Camden and Islington Palliative Care Centre

    3rd Floor West250 Euston RoadLondonNW1 2PG
    Multi-disciplinary palliative care team providing care for all people with pain and symptoms, and for all those facing death and bereavement. Medical and nursing care at home, advice on assistance with self-care and independence, advice on all aspects of nutrition, financial and social problems, support…
    020 7380 6811. Out of hours service via UCLH switchboard on 0845 155 5000 (ask for 'palliative care') Fax: 020 7380 6812

    Camden Carers' Counselling Project

    (Formerly known as Camden Carers Centre 'Time to Talk' Project)
    Charlie Ratchford Resource CentreCamden Carers Service Belmont StreetLondonNW1 8HF
    CCC’s Counselling Service offers: Appointments Mondays to Fridays, 9am to 5pm, plus one early evening appointment on a Wednesday. One to one counselling, for up to 12 sessions. Group counselling of 12 weekly 90 minute sessions, held on Monday afternoons.
    020 7428 8950 Fax: 020 7267 5352

    Camden Carers' Mental Health Carers' Group

    (Formerly known as Camden Carers' Mental Health Carer Support Service)
    Peckwater Centre6 Peckwater StreetLondonNW5 2UP
    A monthly group for all carers of people living with a mental health condition in Camden. Phone 020 7428 8950 for more information or just drop in. 
    020 7428 8950 Fax: 020 7267 5352

    Camden Carers' Service

    (CCS is a partnership between Camden Carers Centre and Centre 404)
    Charlie Ratchford Resource CentreCamden Carers Service Belmont StreetLondonNW1 8HF
    Offers information, advice and advocacy; emotional support, including counselling; breaks and social activities; training, including specialist training, e.g. dementia; health checks and workshops; volunteering, carer engagement and groups. In addition support and advocacy services are available on site at the Royal Free, UCH and St…
    020 7428 8950 Fax: 020 7267 5352

    Camden Carers' Voice

    (CCV)
    Centre 404404 Camden RoadLondonN7 0SJ
    Camden Carers Voice (CCV) is the forum for all carers and former carers living in Camden, or caring for someone who does. CCV is carer-led, drawing on everyone’s skills, talents and abilities. Three elected members represent the interests of carers in specific areas: Older People,…
    020 7697 1336

    Camden SAMH (Services for Ageing and Mental Health)

    (Formerly known as Camden Community Mental Health Team Care of Older People)
    1st floorPeckwater CentrePeckwater StreetLondonNW5 2TX
    Community based support for older people with problems associated with ageing and mental health in Camden. Deals with assessments, follow-up of discharged patients, co-ordination of care programmes, support of carers etc. Includes community psychiatric nurses, occupational therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists and social workers.
    020 3317 6541 Fax: 020 7813 8746

    Carers Direct

    Daytime National Health Service helpline and webpages to help refer carers to local advice and help. Postcode-based search facility. (The details shown here were taken from the organisation's website).
    0808 802 0202

    Charlie Ratchford Resource Centre

    Belmont StreetLondonNW1 8HF
    Purpose-built Camden Council Resource Centre for Camden residents aged 60+. Activities include: daily freshly cooked breakfast and lunch, pottery, crafts, music and movement, computers - open access or learning with a tutor, Ipad tablets, photoshop brain gym memory group, quizzes & games, massage, boccia, chair-based exercise groups,…
    020 7485 2968

    Chinese National Healthy Living Centre

    (Formerly London Chinese Health Resource Centre)
    29-30, Soho SquareLondonW1D 3QS
    Multilingual helpline for Chinese people on health matters; disability and carers support; internet cafe; walking to health; Hepatitis B screening and vaccination; massage and tai chi for carers; counselling service (Mandarin and Cantonese); Chinese medicine clinic; doctors' advisory service Sun 11am-4pm. Interpreters arranged for hospital…
    020 7287 0904; 020 7534 6546. Fax: 020 7534 6545

    Department for Work and Pensions Disability and Carers Service

    No local centres but jobcentres and local benefits offices can refer. Benefit enquiry line for general advice and information Phone: 0800 882 200. Disability Living Allowance and Attendance Allowance enquiries 0845 712 3456. Carers' Allowance enquiries 01253 856 123.

    Families and Partners Support Service

    (Also known as Camden Alcohol Service Families and Partners Support Service or CRI Families and Partners Support Service)
    7-8, Early Mews, Arlington RoadLondonNW1 7HG
    Help for people affected by someone else's drug or alcohol use. One-off meetings or short term counselling. Advice and information given.
    07500 859 708, 020 3227 4950 Fax: 020 3227 4959

    About Local Offer Family Information Service (Camden Council)

    ((FIS))
    Early Years Service4th Floor, 5 Pancras Squarec/o Camden Town Hall, Judd Street,LondonWC1H 9JE
    Provides information on a range of services for parents, carers, children and young people (up to their 20th birthday). The service also acts as a signpost to national information services, helplines and websites. Information is provided on: childcare, help with childcare costs, health, leisure activities.…
    020 7974 1679

    Holborn Community Association Millman Street Resource Centre Carers Group

    50 Millman StreetLondonWC1N 3EW
    Open to carers of people over 50. Support and advice.
    020 7405 2493 Fax: 020 7405 2493

    Independent Age

    (Formerly Counsel and Care and Independent Age)
    Avonmore RoadLondonW14 8RL
    National advice service for older people, their families and carers. Publishes a wide range of guides and fact sheets, available to download from website. (The details shown here were taken from the organisation's website).
    0845 262 1863 (helpline)

    Natural Death Centre

    Charity providing information about caring for people dying at home and arranging inexpensive funerals with or without using undertakers. The website has a list of natural burial sites, local services mentioned. (The details shown here were taken from the organisation's website).
    01962 712 690 (helpline)

    Private Fostering (Camden Council)

    1st FloorCrowndale Centre218 Eversholt StreetLondonNW1 1BD
    Local authorities have a duty to ensure privately-fostered children are safe and well-cared for, hence private fostering arrangements have to be registered with the authority where the private foster carer lives. Camden Council needs to know about such arrangements to offer support and advice to…
    020 7974 6783, 020 7974 1283, 020 7974 1185 Fax: 020 7974 6799

    Self Management UK

    (Formerly known as Expert Patient Programme Community Interest Company)
    32-36, Loman StreetLondonSE1 0EH
    Free self-management courses for people with any long-term health condition resident/GP registered within the borough of Camden. Six-week programme. Sessions last 2-3 hours and are taught by trained lay tutors who themselves live with a long-term condition.
    07500 039 739 Fax: 020 7922 7706
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