Brent Carers Centre has scooped the award for ‘Best Carer Support Charity in London’ for the second year running at the 2018 Social Care Awards hosted by Global Health & Pharma (GHP) Magazine.
Brent Carers Centre, a carers advocacy, training and support charity in Willesden, was awarded for their excellent accomplishments and performance in what GHP has described as one of the most important yet challenging industries.
The awards recognise individuals, teams, and companies who show the highest levels of innovation, compassion and courage.
Anne-Marie Morris, Chief Executive of Brent Carers Centre, said: “We are thankful and extremely appreciative of being recognised by this award. Our staff work very hard in delivering a comprehensive range of support to an increasing numbers of carers every year.
“This is the second year we have won this award, so it has become a concrete validation of the quality of our work and therefore means much more to us than ever before.”
Brent Carers Centre ensures carers are aware of their rights and entitlements by providing a range of services to carers in Brent such as emergency support, access to work and training, and carers’ relaxation clinic.
Cllr Krupesh Hirani, Cabinet Member for Community Wellbeing, said: “Carers provide unpaid care to a family member or close friend who cannot manage without their help. During this time they may become isolated, stressed, and depressed while they look after their loved ones.
I am very pleased that Brent Carers Centre has been awarded by GHP for a second time, in recognition of the hard work, dedication and commitment that the staff have shown in supporting carers.”
Most carers do not realise they are a carer and care for many years before being identified. It is estimated that there are nearly 27,000 carers in Brent, of which over 3,300 are young carers aged 18 years old or under.
For more information on Brent Carers Centre, visit www.brentcarerscentre.org.uk or contact 020 3802 7070.