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.  The Carers Personal Budget Co-ordinator will help you to complete the application process and can even help you tailor your break if you need it. You will also learn about local services available to you as a Carer and get support to access these.

To access a Personal Budget you need to live in Cheshire West and Chester.

A Personal Budget is not means tested and you can use your budget to access things such as leisure activities, short breaks, gym memberships, swimming or spa classes, dance classes or perhaps you want to take up a new hobby or take up some sight seeing?

Please note: you cannot apply for everyday items, pay for goods or trips that you have already purchases, pay for respite care, gambling, drugs or alcohol, services of a sex worker or items for the cared for person.

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

Other Services:

Caring With Confidence

This national Course for Carers is being offered to all Carers through Cheshire and Warrington Carers Trust fully trained and accredited staff.

The course lasts for several weeks, and covers different topics which well help you to be more confident in your caring role.

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.

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...

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.

Cheshire East Carer Services from April 1st 2018

Posted on behalf of our Chief Executive Officer David Harvey: In January 2018 Cheshire East Council re-tendered it's service for Carers across the borough. Cheshire and Warrington Carers Trust led a partnership bid comprising of local organisations with a proven track...

NEW !!! Read and Connect

Read and Connect is a Book Club that has been set up with funding from Brightlife to reduce isolation in the over 50's.  It is also in collaboration with the NeuroMuscular Centre and Cheshire Centre for Independent Living. So if you like reading (even if your under...

Drop in at Crewe Office will commence on Thursday 3rd May 2018 from 10.00am until 2pm

We will be opening the Crewe office for Drop in for Carers commencing on Thursday 3rd May 2018 between 10.00am until 2pm. This is for information, advice, help and support, we will hold these every Thursday between these times. Please enquire outside of this time by...

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.

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.