Information for Carers



Brio Membership

The Carers are now entitled to a Workfit membership if they are registered with the Cheshire West Carer Support service. This gives them a reduced monthly membership to them and their families of £26 per month through Brio. They just need to request a letter from the...

Chat to Carers Online

If you would like to chat to other carers online or get online support you could try an online forum. Carers FIRST’s Carer Forum Open to all carers aged 18+, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the Carers FIRST's Carers Forum aims to give carers the opportunity to chat...

Carer’s Assessment

If you're a carer, a carer's assessment is a chance to discuss your needs with your local council. The assessment is free and your local council will use it to decide what support to give you. Don't be put off by the word 'assessment'. It is not a test about how good...

Working and Learning

Many carers juggle paid work alongside unpaid caring. Find out about support for carers, flexible working, finding work, getting work experience, applications and interviews, and benefits you can claim if you are working or looking for work. If you are a carer and...

Legal and Rights

Finding time now to sort out your legal and financial affairs, and those of the person you care for, can make financial and legal issues a lot easier to manage in the future. You, and the person you care for, may want to write a will to make sure you have your say...

Out and About

Whether you are doing some shopping, going to a hospital appointment or having a day out there is lots of support to help you, and the person you care for, get about. There are national schemes that can help with: Accessible toilets Parking (Blue Badge Parking Scheme)...

Getting a Break

If you're a carer, you might need to take a break sometimes. For more information go to: For more information go to:

When Caring Ends

Get information about managing the changes to your life when your caring role comes to an end. Caring for someone who is in a care home Find out more about caring for someone who is in a care home. Coping with grief when the person you care for dies We have...

Equipment, Adaptations and Telecare

You might find that special equipment and adaptations to your home can help you and the person you care for with day-to-day tasks. You might want to: Make adaptions to the home (such as installing grab rails, ramps or a creating a wet room). Buy equipment and aids....

Guidance on Coronavirus

Find information on what Coronavirus (COVID-19) might mean for you or someone you care for. If you are concerned about what Coronavirus might mean for you, or someone you care for, we recommend you visit the Carers UK website. Our friends at Carers UK have put...

Tackling Loneliness

If you're a carer and feeling lonely, find out about support you can get to help you tackle loneliness. For more information go to:

Benefits Calculator

The online benefits calculator makes it easier to work out which benefits you might be able to claim, and how much you could get. Both you and the person you care for can use this benefits calculator as long you are over 18 and aren’t students. It is free to use and...

Grants and Discounts

If you, or the person you care for, need extra help to pay for something there are many grants, funds, and charities that may be able to help. You can search online for grants and other financial help: If you are a carer you may be able to receive a Carers Fund grant...

Carer’s Allowance

You may be able to claim Carer's Allowance if you spend at least 35 hours a week caring. You could get Carer's Allowance if you care for someone at least 35 hours a week and they get certain benefits. You don’t have to be related to, or live with, the person you care...

Upcoming Events

Dec 01

PARENT CARERS ONLY- Macclesfield Support Group

1 December @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Macclesfield SK11 7NN
Dec 01

Macclesfield Carers Lunch Club

1 December @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Macclesfield SK10 4DQ
Dec 02

MALE ONLY – Male Carers Lunch Club

2 December @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Crewe CW1 2AZ
Dec 06

Ellesmere Port Support Group

6 December @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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