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Support for family, friends and carers

Our family and friends service, Some Space, supports Camden residents aged 18 and over who are affected by someone else’s drug or alcohol use.

A person’s drug or alcohol misuse can have a huge impact on people close to them. Family members and friends can find that their own health and well being is affected.

People close to a drug or alcohol user can find themselves feeling responsible, but unsure how to help. They are often in need of advice and support. Our service can help family members, partners or friends to regain control over their own life, whether or not the drug or alcohol user is also receiving help.

The aspiration of Some Space is to bridge the gap between “affected others” and people misusing substances. Once the common language and understanding of the problem are built, then there is a possibility of dialogue and reconciliation.

Our service offers “Some Space” where you can find:

  • information and advice about substance misuse and  help available for your loved ones
  • individual support: from one-off meetings to counselling
  • coffee mornings – chat to other family members in a relaxed get-together, just to get your mind off the troubles
  • alternative therapies
  • our website offers information about support and resources

For more information on Some Space visit the services dedicated website:

Some Space, Camden

Carer’s Assessments

ICADS provides access to carer’s assessments and support from Camden Carers.

Any adult carer who appears to have a need for support will be offered an assessment regardless of the amount or type of care you provide, your financial means or your level of need for support. You don’t necessarily have to live with the person you are looking after or be caring full-time to have an assessment. You may be juggling work and care and this is having a big impact on your life.