Camden Council partners with Mobilise to extend support for carers in Camden
Carers in Camden are now able to connect with others in the same situation as well as access online support and advice.
As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, many residents have started looking after somebody who is shielding or more at risk, or providing higher levels of care if they were already in a caring role.
To support them, the Council have agreed a new partnership with the online support service Mobilise and now anybody looking after a family member, friend or neighbour can join the Mobilise community to connect with others in the same situation, share practical advice and access vital support.
Mobilise, which describes itself as ‘by carers, for carers’ offers a range of online support, from regular contact through emails to ‘virtual cuppas’ and even face-to face coaching sessions, also run virtually.
Christine, a carer who is already using the Mobilise service described it as “the best thing I ever did - everyone has something to share to help each other.”
We know this is a difficult time for many of our residents, but particularly for the borough’s carers and we want to do as much as we can to support them. At the best of times, carrying out a caring role - alongside usual routines and commitments while also looking after your own mental and physical wellbeing is tough so we’re really pleased to be working with Mobilise to increase the amount of support available to Camden’s carers.
There’s never been a more important time to be supporting people with their caring responsibilities. We’re working closely with Camden Carers Service to make sure anybody who is new to a caring role receives the support they need. Our ambition is to provide relevant, timely support to the estimated 7 million people with caring responsibilities in our country.