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    Access and Response Team (Camden Council Adult Social Care Directorate)

    (Formerly known as Access and Support Team)
    London Borough of Camden7th Floor, 5 Pancras Squarec/o Judd StreetLondonWC1H 9JE
    Initial access point for the Adult Social Care Service, including Occupational Therapy, Sensory Needs and Older Peoples Outreach. Works with older people and vulnerable adults aged 18+. Appointments may be necessary to see a specialist worker.
    020 7974 4000 (Access and Support Team), out of hours phone: 020 7974 4444 Fax: 020 7974 5822

    Age UK Camden

    (Also trading as Age Concern Camden. Also known as the Margaret Hepburn Centre)
    Tavis House1-6, Tavistock SquareLondonWC1H 9NA
    Provides support, advice, information, counselling, advocacy and befriending services (via Good Neighbour schemes), resource centres, volunteering opportunities, Direct Payments support, neighbourhood care, computer training, Bangladeshi elders groups, carers' support, dementia support, nailcutting service, internet shopping service, home service, services for older gay men, lesbians and…
    020 7837 3777 (Advice Line), 020 7239 0400 (Office) Fax: 020 7383 2550

    Age UK Camden Care Navigation Service

    Tavis House1-6, Tavistock SquareLondonWC1H 9NA
    Care Navigators are professionals who provide a free, impartial and confidential service to older people in Camden. They are based within the GP practices in Camden and have specialist knowledge of services available to you. They can talk to you about your needs and concerns…
    020 7239 0400

    Age UK Camden Direct Payments Support Service

    (Formerly Age Concern Camden Direct Payments Support Service)
    Age UK CamdenTavis House1-6, Tavistock SquareLondonWC1H 9NA
    Social Services can give people assessed as needing services the funds to arrange their own home care. Age UK Camden's Direct Payments Service offers support, including explaining the scheme, assisting with recruiting care staff directly or choosing an agency and making sure that all of…
    020 7239 0400 Fax: 020 7383 2550

    Age UK Camden Great Croft Resource Centre

    (Formerly known as Age Concern Camden Great Croft Resource Centre)
    Great CroftCromer StreetLondonWC1H 8LF
    An Age UK Camden resource centre for the over 60s living in Camden. The centre is in Kings Cross, and offers a variety of services and activities for older people. Freshly home cooked lunch is available every day. Specialist services for people with moderate to advanced…
    020 7278 5090 Fax: 020 7713 9352

    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)

    Alzheimers Society Camden Branch

    Carnegie Street CentreCarnegie StreetLondonN1 9QW
    Provides information and factsheets on various Alzheimers and dementia diagnoses and signposts clients, carers and families to other professional agencies. Advocates on behalf of clients, carers and families. Services include: a telephone support line (020 7833 8369); Rest-Bite, a drop in at Kentish Town Congregational…
    020 7833 8369, 07803 116 146, National helpline 0845 300 0336 Fax: 020 7713 0858

    Bengali Workers Association

    (Also known as the Surma Centre)
    Surma Community CentreRobert StreetLondonNW1 3JU
    Drop-in advice Mon-Fri 10am-12 noon More detailed advice on welfare rights/pensions, housing, homelessness, racial harassment, health, business and legal issues by arrangement. Day care services for elderly and housebound people. Culturally appropriate lunch club Mon-Fri. Regular Age UK Camden older people's general advice sessions. Women's…
    020 7388 7313

    Bipolar UK Camden Self Help Group

    11 Belgrave RoadLondonSW1V 1RB
    Self-help group in NW3 for people with bipolar disorder and their family/carers. Bipolar UK national charity provides a range of services and information/advice publications supporting individuals with bipolar, their families and carers.
    020 7931 6480 Fax: 020 7793 6841

    BlindAid

    (Formerly known as Metropolitan Society for the Blind)
    Lantern House102 Bermondsey StreetLondonSE1 3UB
    For blind and partially sighted people resident within the twelve inner London boroughs. Provide advice and information, small grants (up to £250) and aids to daily living. Loans audio equipment to registered blind and partially sighted people. Provides a welfare rights advice service. Visiting and…
    020 7403 6184 Fax: 020 7234 0708

    Body and Soul

    99-119, Rosebery AvenueLondonEC1R 4RE
    Peer support groups and information workshops for children, teenagers and adults living with or affected by HIV. One-to-one counselling with mental health professionals. Information and advocacy on a range of issues: health and treatment, welfare, legal, human rights, housing and immigration. Skills development courses on…
    020 7923 6880

    British Red Cross London Refugee and International Tracing Services

    (Also known as the British Red Cross Refugee Unit and the British Red Cross International Tracing Service and British Red Cross Society Aztec Row)
    Aztec Row, Berners RoadLondonN1 0PW
    Refugee Support Team helps asylum seekers and refugees. International tracing service for people who have lost touch with relatives due to war, refugee status etc.
    020 7704 5670 (Refugee Support Team), 020 7704 5686 (International Tracing and Messaging Service) Fax: 020 7704 5671 (Refugee Support Team); 020 7704 5699 (International Tracing and Messaging Service)

    Camden 184

    (One Eight Four. Run by CRI. Also known as Camden DAIS Community Drugs Project)
    184 Royal College StreetLondonNW1 9NN
    Open access drop-in facility. Assessments, individual support, key-working, counselling. Assertive outreach, needle exchange, harm minimisation advice and information, group work. Alternative therapies are available. Nurse. Housing advice, access to training, education and employment. Child-minding service to clients available on request.
    020 7485 2722 Fax: 020 7485 4026

    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' Group and Former Carers' Group

    (Formerly known as Camden Carers Centre Support Group)
    Charlie Ratchford Resource CentreCamden Carers Service Belmont StreetLondonNW1 8HF
    The carers' group is for people currently caring for someone with a medical or long term condition, physical or learning disability, sensory impairment, dementia, mental health condition or substance dependency who could not manage without that support. The former carers' group is for people living in Camden…
    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 Chinese Community Centre

    (CCCC)
    Tavistock PlaceLondonWC1H 9SN
    Provides an advisory service on welfare rights, housing, medical letters and other matters. Runs youth services, a women's group, a luncheon club for older people, English classes, an under-fives nursery, a needs assessment project and a housebound project. Youth club and Young Volunteer project for…
    020 7388 8883 Fax: 020 7383 2886

    Camden Cypriot Womens Centre

    2c Falkland RoadLondonNW5 2PT
    Advice and information on health, housing and welfare rights etc. Talks, keep fit and a wide range of social and recreational activities for Cypriot women and their families. Conduct needs assessments for older people in conjunction with Camden Council Adult Social Care Services. Housebound service.…
    020 7267 7194 Fax: 020 7428 8931

    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

    CarAF Centre

    27-30CheritonQueens CrescentLondonNW5 4EZ
    Gives educational advice, information and support to black, minority ethnic (BME) and other disadvantaged parents in Camden on social, educational, training and other related issues that affect BME children and their families. Other services include: a range of training workshops for parents and the Mandela…
    020 7284 0030 (Centre), 020 7284 1387 (the Empowerment counselling service) Fax: 020 7284 0844
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