Brent Carers Centre

Brent Carers Centre

At a glance

Causes

  • Children / families

Other details

Organisation type: 
Charity
Geographical remit: 
Local

Objectives

Brent Carers Centre is based in the London Borough of Brent, the most culturally diverse Borough in the whole of the United Kingdom, and home to the world-famous Wembley National Football Stadium.

We are a member of the of the Carers Trust launched in 1991 by its Patron HRH Princess Royal.

BCC currently supports 7,000 unpaid Carers within the Borough of Brent and aims to extend that support to over 20,000 more unregistered unpaid Carers within the Borough.

Approximately 1 in 8 people in the UK are unpaid carers (6.5 million) who support family members, friends, or neighbours to live independently in their own home and enhance their lives through the assistance provided.

Brent Carers Centre was voted best Carers Centre in the whole of the United Kingdom, 3 years in a row from 2017 to 2019. The year that followed was 2020 which brought the world to a standstill due to the lockdown and the pandemic.

Activities

BCC is launching a Volunteering & Befriending Service, which aims to recruit Volunteers and Befrienders, who will offer their time and expertise, to support over 30,000 unpaid carers in the London Borough of Brent.

During the 2-year lockdown BCC ran a Volunteering & Befriending (V&B) trial service, to support its carers remotely and this was very well received. We now wish to build upon the success of this pilot service by developing a State-of-the-Art Website & Portal, to attract skilled and enthusiastic people of all ages, as Volunteers & Befrienders, to help us support the many hard working selfless carers across our Borough.

We wish to build an online interactive portal that will encourage awareness of the value of unpaid Carers and support our Volunteers.

We would like to take advantage of the wonderful developments in technology & social media, to maximize our efforts to bring awareness to our carers and the public at large.

Current opportunities

London (West), NW10 2PT or Remote

We are looking for volunteers  can provide guidance and expertise to enable us to move our services supporting Unpaid Carers online.

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Previous placements

  • Website & Interactive Social Platform/Portal design for for Brent Carers Centre