You’re a carer if you look after someone who has an illness or disability, usually a family member or close friend.

A carer is someone who spends a significant proportion of their life providing unpaid support to family  or friends. This could be caring for a relative, partner or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or substance misuse issues. A young carer is a child or young person aged 18 years or under who helps to look after a family member who has a disability, mental health condition, illness or a substance misuse problem.

Carers Strategy

More information about how carers are supported is in the Warrington Carers Strategy.

Support services

You may already get support through friends and family, or through services and activities in your local community. Here are some other websites and organisations that can help you.

My Life Warrington

You can get more information about local services that can support you on the My Life Warrington website

Local support services

You can get information, advice and support from local services such as Warrington Carers Hub who can connect you to other carers through community groups, provide 1:1 Telephone and Emotional Support, Emergency planning, regular newsletter of events.  Warrington Carers Hub work closely with Warrington Borough Council to provide community-based support across all ages of carers.  Registration is required through a referral form or make contact directly.

Other organisations who can provide information, advice and support such as the Cheshire and Warrington Carers Trust

The Warrington Parents and Carers Forum can help you to meet other carers of children with disabilities and additional needs - Home - Warrington Parent Carer : Warrington Parent Carer (

National support services

Carers assessments

Being a carer can be challenging as well as demanding.  The Care Act 2014 requires local authorities to identify and offer an assessment.

If the person, you support is currently known to Warrington Borough Council and has a professional/practitioner working with them and you then they should be offered a carers assessment either jointly or separately so ask if this is not the case.

It may be more appropriate for the person you care for to have an assessment in their own right or if you want to continue and are able to be put forward for a carers assessment in your own right where if eligible a commissioned service can be offered.

If you continue to be overwhelmed being a carer and this is having an impact on your life, health and wellbeing you can talk to One Front Door team on 01925 443322 (option 1 followed by option 2) or send us a message at We aim to reply to all emails within two working days.

Warrington Carers Partnership Board

The Warrington Carers Partnership Board promotes the interests and wellbeing of carers in Warrington. The board makes sure that local services are supporting carers in the best way possible, and that carers are involved in decisions about how local services are run.

Members include:

  • Warrington Borough Council
  • Warrington Carers Hub
  • Warrington Disability Partnership
  • Cheshire and Warrington Carers Trust
  • Warrington Parents and Carers Forum
  • Alzheimer’s Society
  • Footsteps
  • Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service
  • Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Warrington Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Local carers

The carers on the board act as champions for all other carers in Warrington, and they can give you advice and bring issues to the board on your behalf. Get in touch by calling our One Front Door team on 01925 443322 (option 1 followed by option 2) or send us a message at We aim to reply to all emails within two working days.

What's on

Our carers support team and the Warrington Carers Hub host a number of regular events, drop-ins and online sessions to support carers. To find out more about what's on for carers in Warrington you can contact or take a look at upcoming events in the latest newsletter from Warrington Carers Hub.

24 July 2024