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.

Our Helpline is Available Monday – Friday

10am – 4pm on 0300 102 0008

Reablement (Re-live) Project (Cheshire East)

RELIVE PROJECT – CHESHIRE EAST

Relive is bespoke intensive support for Carers of adults with targeted and complex needs over a short period of time (6 weeks) to prevent their caring role from breaking down.

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.

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.

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.

Complementary Therapies & Relaxation

Caring for someone can be stressful and exhausting. Cheshire Carers Centre offer a range of complementary therapies at the Crewe, Macclesfield and Chester Centres. Treatments offered include neck, head and shoulder massage, relexology, aromatherapy and reiki.

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.

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.

Young Carers Fund

We have a project to support Young Carers in conjunction with other Young Carer services in the Central and Eastern Cheshire PCT footprint.

Therapies

We now offer a range of Therapies in our Crewe, Northwich, Chester & Macclesfield offices – if you would like to book a treatment please call

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.