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 10am - 4pm on 0300 102 0008

Other Services:

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

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.

Reablement (Re-live) Project (Cheshire East)

RELIVE PROJECT – CHESHIRE EAST

Relive is bespoke intensive support for Carers of adults with targeted and complex needs over a short period of time (6 weeks) to prevent their caring role from breaking down.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.