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:

Relaxation Treatments for Carers at our Crewe office

We are still able to offer Relaxation Treatments at our Crewe office in Unit 1. They cost £8 per 45 minute treatment. Payment MUST be made prior to or on the day of the appointment. Please be aware if you don't turn up for your appointment you may still be charged so...

NEW UPDATE!!! Northwich drop ins have now changed. Details below

Our Northwich drop ins are on Tuesdays,Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10.00am until 12 noon. Please contact our Helpline outside these days on 0300 102 0008 between 9am until 5pm.

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.

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 !!! Brightlife Connecting Carers

  Are you a carer who is age 50yrs or over, who has become isolated, by your caring role, or because you live in a rural area? Is your caring role coming to an end or becoming too much for you to cope with? Do you have feelings of guilt or loss? We can offer bespoke...

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...

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...

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.

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.