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:

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.

Complementary Therapies & Relaxation

Caring for someone can be stressful and exhausting. Cheshire Carers Centre offer a range of complementary therapies at our Chester Office. Treatments offered include neck, head and shoulder massage, relexology, aromatherapy and reiki.

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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.

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.