If you are a Carer, you may worry about what would happen to the person you care for should you find yourself in an emergency situation and unable to fulfil your caring role.

As part of the 2007 New Deal For Carers, all local authorities were given additional funding to develop free Emergency Support services for Carers.  The Carers Emergency Support Service is a partnership between Cheshire West and Chester Council, Cheshire and Warrington Carers Trust and Welbeing (Wealdon and Eastbourne Lifeline) a leading independent UK provider of telecare solutions.

To request a form please call  the helpline on 0300 102 0008 or email: advice@cheshireandwarringtoncarers.org

If you are a Carer living in Cheshire East, Peaks and Plains Housing Trust operate a similar scheme, please call 0800 012 1311 or see their website www.peaksplains.org

Our Helpline is Available Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm on 0300 102 0008

Other Services:

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.

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.

Therapies

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

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...

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.

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.

Emergency Card Service

If you are a Carer, you may worry about what would happen to the person you care for should you find yourself in an emergency situation and unable to fulfil your caring role.

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.

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.