COVID Update January 2021

Cheshire and Warrington Carers Trust have taken the decision to suspend all face-to-face service delivery following the latest government announcement regarding lockdown restrictions. This will be reviewed at the end of lockdown, depending on future government guidance. One to one face to face appointments may be available in exceptional circumstances. We believe this is in the best interests of our staff and volunteers as well as the carers who we support, many of whom are caring for someone with disabilities or serious health problems.

We do however remain “open for business” by telephone, social media and email, and appointments are very much available via Zoom and over the phone.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us on the helpline or via email – we are here to support you as much as we can through this difficult time.

 
Staff will be working remotely and our offices will not be accessible to carers during this time. We are aware that the need for information, advice and support for carers remains critical during these uncertain times. We shall do everything we can to make sure we are able to help.

Please check our Facebook page, @CheshireandWarringtonCarersTrust for regular updates.  

 

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.

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Our Helpline is Available Monday - Friday

9am - 5pm on 0300 102 0008

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