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Camden Adult Social Care

Camden's Adult Social Care Department is the first point of contact for older people and their carers to access social care in the home, residential care, carer support and aids and adaptations.

Camden Reception, 5 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG
Umbrella org:
London Borough of Camden
Area serviced:
Contact name:
London Borough of Camden
Job title:
London Borough of Camden
020 7974 4444 9am-5pm and for out of hours
020 7974 4767
Opening times:
24 hour service; after 5pm call out of hours telephone number
Who is it for:
People who need social care
Disabled access:
Yes; can be visited at home
Based on a charging assessment. People who have capital of over £23,250 will have to fund their care.
How to apply:
Call telephone number above
Kings cross underground and rails
Limited parking

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