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.

Our Helpline is Available Monday - Friday

9am - 5pm on 0300 102 0008

Drop in at Crewe Office will commence on Thursday 3rd May 2018 from 10.00am until 2pm

We will be opening the Crewe office for Drop in for Carers commencing on Thursday 3rd May 2018 between 10.00am until 2pm. This is for information, advice, help and support, we will hold these every Thursday between these times. Please enquire outside of this time by...

Therapies

We now offer a range of Therapies in our Northwich and Chester offices if you would like to book a treatment please call

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.

Personal Budget Scheme (West only)

Are you in need of a break?

Our Carers Personal Budget Scheme may be able to help you.

A Carers Personal Budget is an amount of money awarded to you to give you a break from your caring role. You could receive up to £300 if you are successful and you can choose how and when this is spent.

Relaxation Treatments for Carers at our Crewe office

We are still able to offer Relaxation Treatments at our Crewe office in Unit 1. They cost £8 per 45 minute treatment. Payment MUST be made prior to or on the day of the appointment. Please be aware if you don't turn up for your appointment you may still be charged so...

Benefits Advice & Assistance (West)

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.

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.

Cheshire East Carer Services from April 1st 2018

Posted on behalf of our Chief Executive Officer David Harvey: In January 2018 Cheshire East Council re-tendered it's service for Carers across the borough. Cheshire and Warrington Carers Trust led a partnership bid comprising of local organisations with a proven track...