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

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.

NEW UPDATE!!! Northwich drop ins have now changed. Details below

Our Northwich drop ins are on Tuesdays,Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10.00am until 12 noon. Please contact our Helpline outside these days on 0300 102 0008 between 9am until 5pm.

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.

Therapies

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

Male Carers Support Group- Crewe

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.

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...

Helpline for Carers

We have a helpline available Monday – Friday for all Carers and Professionals.

Please call us for information, advice and support – we will endeavour to answer your queries, provide a listening ear for Carers who may feel isolated and sign post Carers to relevant local and national agencies. ALL CARERS are encouraged to call us in the first instance.

Caring With Confidence

This national Course for Carers is being offered to all Carers through Cheshire and Warrington Carers Trust fully trained and accredited staff.

The course lasts for several weeks, and covers different topics which well help you to be more confident in your caring role.

NEW!! You Care,You Choose

You Care You Choose is a new service for new carers, or for those carers who haven't accessed our services for a while, who are feeling isolated. You Care You Choose is made up of three 6 month cycles of activities, the second of which is starting in April 2018 (see...