You’re a carer if you look after someone who has an illness or disability, usually a family member or close friend.
You might do this round-the-clock or just for a few hours a week. It might be in your own home, in their home, or they might live quite far away. You may be balancing your unpaid caring role with other things like your children, work or education.
It doesn’t matter what your situation is, if you look after someone then you’re a carer - and you should be, and feel, supported.
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, such as:
- Daytime and social activities for the person you care for
- Short breaks (respite) in local care homes
- Support groups and networks for carers
- Support for young carers
- Carers emergency cards
- Carecall and telecare
Local support services
You can get information, advice and support from local services such as Warrington Carers Hub or the Cheshire and Warrington Carers Trust.
The Warrington Wellbeing Service can also provide one-to-one information and advice to help you to look after your own health and wellbeing.
The Warrington Parents and Carers Forum can help you to meet other carers of children with disabilities and additional needs.
National support services
If your wellbeing and day-to-day life is affected, ask us for a carers assessment so that we can help you to find services and support that can help you to look after yourself and the person you care for.
To request a needs assessment, you can contact the One Front Door team on 01925 443322 (option 1 followed by option 2) or send us a message at email@example.com 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.
- Warrington Borough Council
- Wired Carers Centre
- Warrington Disability Partnership
- Cheshire and Warrington Carers Trust
- Warrington Parents and Carers Forum
- Alzheimer’s Society
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org We aim to reply to all emails within two working days.
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 email@example.com or take a look at upcoming events in the latest newsletter from Warrington Carers Hub.
Carers Coffee and Chat
- Monday, 10.30am-12.30pm (excluding bank holidays), Penketh Fire Station, Widnes Road, WA5 2UK
- Monday (second Monday of the month, excluding bank holidays), 2pm-4pm, Creative Therapy Room, Hollins Park Hospital, Hollins Lane, Winwick, WA2 8WA
- Tuesday, 1pm-3pm, Lymm Youth and Community Centre, Bridgewater Street, Lymm, WA13 0AB
- Tuesday (Second Tuesday of the month), 1.15pm-2.30pm, Wingman Lounge, Warrington Hospital, Lovely Lane, WA5 1QG
- Thursday, 10am-12pm, Fearnhead Cross Community and Youth Centre, Insall Road, WA2 0HD
- Friday, 12.30pm-2.30pm, Bath Street Medical Centre, Legh Street, WA1 1UG
Carers Breakfast Club
- Carers Breakfast Club, Tuesday, 10.30am-12.30pm, Galleries Café Centre for Independent Living, Beaufort Street, WA5 1BA. Carers can also bring the person they care for. To book email firstname.lastname@example.org