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 10am - 4pm on 0300 102 0008

Other Services:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Support for Parent Carers

If you care for a child or young person age up to 19 years and live in Cheshire East or Cheshire West and Chester we have a range of specialist services to support you.

Relaxation Vouchers (EAST CHESHIRE ONLY)

Treat yourself and relaxation with Carers Relaxation Vouchers.  In partnership with colleges across Cheshire and Warrington, the Carers relaxation Vouchers allow you to use the pampering at your local colleges in Macclesfield, Crewe. Northwich, Chester and Ellesmere Port.

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.

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.