Adult Social Care

In Camden, we want everyone to be as healthy, active and independent as possible.
Adult social care is about enabling people to live their best possible life. Some people need some support to achieve this. This could include help with things like connecting to what’s going on in your local community, staying in touch with friends and family, or everyday tasks like getting dressed and eating.

Adults who may need care and support include those who:

•    want to stay well and independent
•    have a physical and/or sensory impairment
•    have a learning disability
•    have mental health support needs
•    have drug and/or alcohol issues
•    are over 65 years and are struggling
•    care for a friend or relative
•    need support to keep people safe.

If this sounds like you, or someone you know, our Camden Care Choices website offers lots of advice and information on local services, as well as helpful tips and guidance.

If you’re still not sure where to start, you can contact the Adult Social Care team directly on 020 7974 4000, and select option 1.


The Camden approach

We are refreshing the way we approach Adult Social Care in Camden.

We all know that keeping well, healthy and independent is important to a good quality of life. To help achieve this we’re moving away from a traditional focus on what a person can’t do, towards what they can do and what’s most important to them (what matters).

Building on personal strengths, and connections within your local community, is a great way get in touch with the skills and tools you may need to keep you well, as well as tapping into helpful resources in your area.  

Our role is to work with you to understand what you want to achieve, and what you need to get there. Depending on your individual needs we may help you to connect with local support options, provide short term assistance, or work with you to develop a longer term plan. It all depends on what’s right for you and your circumstances.

Working in this way means you have more choice and control over support, and will be involved in the decisions that affect you.

The approach ties in to our overall strategy for Adult Social Care in Camden: Supporting People, Connecting Communities

Camden Companion – a healthy living directory of services

The Camden Companion is a downloadable booklet to healthy living in Camden. It provides information about where you can get support and access services to help you stay well in Camden. 

It includes information about the following:

  • Assistive technology to support staying independent at home
  • Dementia and memory
  • Mental health
  • Carers
  • Smoking and alcohol
  • Eating well
  • Employment and training
  • Volunteering
  • Social activities

Due to coronavirus, many face to face services listed in the Camden Companion may be suspended and some services may be providing support on the telephone or online.  Please check with the relevant service or organisation. 

For information about other support and services such as mental wellbeing, food and shopping, getting practical support if you are staying at home, money and banking, and energy advice, go to Camden Care Choices.