Carers Advice

Are you a Carer

 Are you the main Carer for a family member or friend? Would you like to hear about how our Practice can offer you support? If you answer yes to either of these questions, then we invite you to register as a Carer with the Practice. 

The Goodinge Group Practice  working together with Help on Your Doorstep  and Islington Carers Hub  to offer support to patients of any age who have caring responsibilities. This includes parents of children with learning difficulties or young people who are carers to parents or other family members. Many people do not see themselves as carers. They are simply someone's parent, child or friend.

If you look after someone who is ill, frail, disabled, has mental health problems or misuses drugs or alcohol YOU ARE A CARER. Caring can be a 24/7 job that can be demanding and isolating.

 Islington Carers Hub offers support for unpaid carers andwill be able to connect you with the relevant organisations and support networks. They offer advice and you will also receive regular information sent directly to you.

Please complete the online form or a form at reception  to pick up 

 All registered carers can pre-book appointments for themselves and the person they look after.

Val Cantle  is our Carers Champion at the Surgery.  Contact her if you require further information.

General Support for Carers Resources

Access Services

First door to adult social services- information, advice and support for people with Physical Difficulties, sensory disabilities, older people, their friends and family

Contact name

Access service


020 7527 2299   9am-5pm Monday to Friday

020 7226 0992 all other times


Carers trust

Support for anyone living with the challenges of caring for someone, who is ill. Frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems

this is through provision of advice, emotional support, practical help, grants, respite breaks, provision of care.


Telephone: 0300 772 9600




Islington Carers Hub

Advice and support around benefit, appeals. Grants, referrals for carers living with or caring for someone living in Islington

Telephone: 0800 085 1141 / 020 7281 3319



 Referral by carer or health professional/social worker

Support for Carers In Islington with Mental Health Problems

Mother to Mother Carers support Project

A service for mothers and other women who are caregivers of people with mental health problems

Weekly at Islington Minds Ashley Road Centre – 35 Ashley road centre, London, N19 3AG


Self or GP Referral

Telephone: 0203 301 9850


 Mother to Mother Therapy Group

 Weekly at Islington Minds Ashley Road Centre – 35 Ashley road centre, London, N19 3AG

Wednesdays 11-12:30pm

Psychotherapist led group offering support for a period of 6months

To be considered for group email:

 Dual Diagnosis Carers Support Group

 For carers of a family member or friend with dual diagnosis

Meets once a month usually on Wednesday mornings with occasional outings

Contact: Mind

Telephone: 020 3301 9850



Support for Families of Children with Learning Disabilities and Autism In Islington

 Support for families of children and young people with learning disabilities and autism to access advice and support around

  1. Best start in life
  2. Health and wellbeing
  3. Life transitions
  4. Money matters

Also run parents groups, workshops and social activities.


Contact: Beatriz de la Rosa Molina

Address: Centre 404, 39-41 north road, London. N7 9DPC

Telephone: 020 7697 1336



Support in Islington for Carers of someone with Dementia or Alzheimers

Side by Side

This service matches people with dementia with a volunteer to help them keep on doing the things they love.



Cecelia’s café

Dementia café meets second and fourth Saturday of the month 1:30- 4:30pm

St Stephen’s community centre, Canonbury road, London, N1 2DF

Telephone: 020 7561 4820


Resource Centre: 86 Durham Road, London, Postcode, N7 7DT

Young Carers

On Young Carers Awareness Day, 30 January 2020, Whittington Health will launch a Young Carers Identity Card.

The card has been co-created with local young carers, following feedback that they are frequently not identified or recognised in their role by healthcare professionals. has lots of additional info for young carers.



Young Carers Charter.pdf