Support for carers

Are you a carer?

A carer is someone who looks after another person, usually a family member or close friend affected by illness or disability. This can be round the clock, for a few hours a week, in their own home or with someone who lives a distance away. Carers often balance their unpaid caring role with other family, work or educational commitments.

Support for carers

You may already get support through friends and family, or through services and activities in your local community.

If you need more information, our community directory My Life Warrington lists a range of local services that can support you in your caring role.  Some of the types of services that are included in the directory are: 

  • Daytime and social activities for the person you care for
  • Short breaks (respite) in local care homes
  • Support groups and networks for carers
  • Counselling
  • Support for young carers
  • Carers emergency card
  • Carecall pendant scheme

The Warrington Wellbeing Team can also provide one-to-one information and advice to help you to manage your own health and wellbeing.

The Warrington Carers Partnership Board is made up of local organisations and carers, it promotes the interests and wellbeing of carers in Warrington.

The Carers Strategy 2018-2021 [PDF] sets out the local commitment to carers and how the Warrington Carers Partnership Board will support carers of all ages during 2018-2021.

More useful information:

Wired Carers Centre
Local information, advice and services for young and adult carers

Cheshire and Warrington Carers Trust
Information, advice and support for carers across Cheshire and Warrington

Warrington Parents and Carers Forum     
Voluntary group of family carers of young people with disabilities and additional needs            

Carers UK
National organisation providing information, advice and support for carers

NHS Carers Direct Helpline
A national helpline providing advice on entitlements, benefits and carers’ services

If your caring role is affecting your day-to-day life and is impacting on your own wellbeing you may be eligible for carers’ services. To request a Carers’ Assessment, you can contact the Adult Social Care First Response Team on 01925 443322 or send us a message at asc@warrington.gov.uk. We will reply to all emails within 48 hours.