AM I A CARER?
A Carer is anyone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot manage without their support.
The types of support that Carers provide is incredibly varied and dependent on the unique needs of the person that they care for. Caring can involve help with daily tasks such as getting out of bed and personal care such as bathing, supporting to attend appointments, and shopping. Equally, it can involve providing emotional support and or supervision through helping someone cope with their health condition.
The varied nature of being a Carer means that the challenges that Carers face take many different forms. Large numbers of Carers have to try and balance their caring responsibilities with work, study, and any other family commitments. Some Carer groups may be more difficult to identify or are seldom heard and often hidden, for example Young Carers or Carers of those with addictions.
If you think that you are a Carer after reading this, or if you aren’t sure, why not call us and we can talk it through with you?
Our Carersline is available Monday-Thursday 9am-4pm on 0161 27 27 27 0
Information and Advice
Find out more about your rights and entitlements as an unpaid Carer. We are here to answer any questions that you have in relation to your caring role.
Need someone to talk to? We provide a 1-1 carers service where you can talk with a member of our teams either over the phone or in person.
We offer a range of support services to Carers such as access to grants, help completing important forms, emergency planning, and much more.
Social & Peer Support
We facilitate regular group sessions for Carers. These sessions provide a space to socialise, take respite breaks, and learn relevant information related to caring.
Whatever your issue we will work with you to find the best service for you. We have strong networks across the voluntary and public sectors.