Offering information, advice and support to Carers across Cheshire

A Carer is someone of any age who provides unpaid support to family or friends who could not manage without this help. This could be caring for a relative, partner or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or substance misuse problems.

Carers may even be juggling paid work with their unpaid caring responsibilities at home. The term carer should not be confused with a care worker, or care assistant, who receives payment for looking after someone.

If you are a Carer, Cheshire & Warrington Carers Trust may be able to help make things easier for you. We deliver a wide range of local support services to meet the needs of Carers in our community. These range from support services catered to the Carer, the needs of the person you care for and the services provided by other organisations

Carers have different needs and Cheshire & Warrington Carers Trust can assist you in information regarding health issues, entitlements, mobility, grants for holidays, equipment and support.  We also offer a wide range of activities, training and events for Carers throughout the year across Cheshire.

All services offered by the centre are free of charge.
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Our Helpline is Available Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm on 0300 102 0008

Male Carers Support Group

This is a monthly group for Male Carers – the meetings take place in Crewe.

All male carers are welcome to attend. The group take part in activities, sometimes a trip, sometimes a speaker will visit the group – it is a perfect opportunity to take a break from your caring role and gain support from other male carers.

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Benefits Advice & Assistance

Many Carers miss out on benefits they, or the person they care for are entitled to.

Cheshire and Warrington Carers Trust may be able to offer advice and assistance with specific Carer related benefit claims and help with the associated paperwork. Appointments can be made at our offices or at your home.

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Emergency Card Service

If you are a Carer, you may worry about what would happen to the person you care for should you find yourself in an emergency situation and unable to fulfil your caring role.

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Support for Parent Carers

If you care for a child or young person age up to 19 years and live in Cheshire East or Cheshire West and Chester we have a range of specialist services to support you.

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Regular Carer Break Groups

Carer Break sessions are held regularly across the county at a number of local venues. They provide an opportunity to meet other Carers and chat to Carers Centre staff. They are usually based around a coffee morning with occasional presentations by speakers and organised activities.

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Newsletters

You can see an online version of the most recent edition of our Newsletters at this website under the ‘News’ section.

Cheshire Carers Centre produce regular newsletters containing information on forthcoming events and activities and services updates.

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Lunch Clubs

Our lunch club service offers free opportunities for Carers to meet together in various locations, including rural locations in Cheshire West and Chester to meet with other Carers, feel less isolated, enjoy a break from their caring role and learn about local services.

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Carers in Employment

This project aims to support them to remain in employment, and to provide local employers with practical advice on how they can identify and support carers in the workplace.

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Advocacy for Carers- Cheshire East

The Carers Advocacy is a pilot project and is available to carers who would benefit from some additional support in Cheshire East. Information is power, but Carers are often vulnerable as they are frequently tired and anxious with a poor support network, which can...
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GP Carer Link

Does your GP know you are a Carer?

Our Carer Link Worker works closely with GP practices to raise awareness of Carers. We encourage Carers to register with their doctors as ‘Carers’ to ensure their particular needs are met.

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