Manchester Carers Centre

RESOURCES

Sign up to our monthly bulletin by emailing admin@manchestercarers.org.uk . The monthly bulletin provides a list of useful organisations and numbers for young people across the city on services that can help them.

Please find a list of resources below covering a range of subjects that can help you:

Mental Health

Young Minds

Tips and advice on looking after your mental health during coronavirus:

Young Minds

Information on different mental health conditions:

kooth

Online counselling service for 11-18 year old young people:

Looking after someone

Carers UK have a range of resoruces and factsheets available to download here:

Carers UK

These factsheets cover a range of topics such as benefits, assessments and thinking ahead.

Your rights as a Young Adult Carer

Manchester Carers Centre

Manchester Carers Centre with Manchester City Council and other partners worked together to develop and publish a document for Manchester Young Carers to help you learn about your rights. You can download the booklet here:

Manchester City Council

Manchester City Council have a dedicated page on their website for Young Carers. You can visit the page here:

Financial Information and Support

Gaddum

The Gaddum Centre provide a welfare and benefits service to Carers. To find out more about this or access this support please download the information leaflet here:

The Open University

The Open University run free courses for young people to learn about managing your money. The course covers a range of aspects such as understanding how to choose and manage bank and savings accounts, understanding how to finance further and higher education studies and budget effectively, throughout different stages of your life, borrow sensibly and manage debts effectively and plan ahead to make your goals financially achievable. You can find out more here:

If you are in need of financial assistance or facing financial difficulty, please get in touch with Manchester Carers Centre and we can offer support.

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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.

Emotional Support

Emotional Support

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.

Practical Help

Practical Help

We offer a range of support services to Carers such as access to grants, help completing important forms, emergency planning, and much more.

Social and Peer Support

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.

Signpposting

Signposting

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.