Islington Carers' Hub
Islington Carers Hub provides advice, information and support if you're a carer.
To be eligible for support, you need to be aged 18 or over, and you live, work or care for someone living in Islington.
Support available at Islington Carer's Hub
- parking permits
- short breaks
- meet new people
Online support for carers
Vaccinations for carers
Unpaid carers are in Priority Group 6 for the vaccination. This includes those in receipt of or eligible for carer’s allowance, or those who are the main carer of an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer falls ill.
To be offered a vaccination, unpaid carers need to ensure that they are registered with their GP as a carer. If they need support to prove that they are a carer, they can contact Age UK Islington.Carers UK also have a helpful information page with a template letter to send to GPs.
Carers UK support
Carers UK is a national organisation where you can find great advice and support to:
- understand your rights and entitlements as a carer
- get breaks from caring
- get practical support about assessments
- find specialist equipment
Emergency card for carers
If something happens to you as a carer, like you're unavailable through illness, the carer’s emergency card means you can nominate someone to temporarily take over your care responsibilities.
To arrange this you’ll first need to have had a carer’s assessment
How to get a carer’s emergency card
Once you've been assessed, you can register for a card on Islington Carers Hub web page.
You’ll need to fill in some details, including nominating two people we can contact in an emergency.
Short breaks for carers
Caring is often a full-time role, and you may want a break.
A break could be a few hours off a week, or a short holiday.
How to get a break from caring
There are a few ways you can take some time off caring.
Training for carers in Islington
If you’re a carer, you can get free training from Islington Council.
To qualify, you need to be registered with the Islington Carers Hub or in receiving a carer's service.
Current training on offer
Skills and support can include:
- how to lift and handle the person you care for safely
- emergency first aid
- food hygiene and infection control
- understanding mental capacity
How to book a carer’s course
Telephone 020 7527 8884