Carer support groups
Caring for someone can be difficult and sometimes very isolating. There are various carers support groups in the Warrington area that can help.
Wired Adult and Young Carers Services Warrington
Wired Adult and Young Carers Services Warrington provide a focal point for carers, offering information, support, social and training activities, a quarterly newsletter and a free helpline.
- Mondays and Fridays, 11am-3pm, 86 Sankey Street , Warrington, WA1 1SG
- Tuesdays, 10am-12.30pm, Lymm Youth and Community Centre, Bridgewater Street , Lymm, WA13 0AB
- Wednesdays (2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month), 10am-12noon, St Andrew's Church, Poplars Avenue, Orford, WA2 9UE
- Thursdays, 10am-12noon, Fearnhead Cross Youth and Community Centre, Padgate , WA2 0HD
- St Thomas’ Church, London Road, Stockton Heath, WA4 6HJ - Appointment only
For more information contact the centre on 01925 633492, email firstname.lastname@example.org or write to Wired Adults and Young Carers Services Warrington, 86 Sankey Street, WA1 1SG
Caring for someone with a dementia type illness
The Alzheimer’s Society organise regular dementia cafés in Warrington, where people living with dementia and their carers can go for support, information and friendship. If you are caring for someone with a dementia type illness the Alzheimer’s Society also have dementia advisors who can provide you with information, support and advice on your loved one's illness. Find out more about dementia support services.
For more information contact the Alzheimer’s Society, Cheshire North and St Helens, Victoria House, Ground Floor West, Croft Street, Widnes WA8 0NX. Telephone: 01925 572239. Email: email@example.com
Caring for someone experiencing mental distress
There's a support group especially for carers who support people experiencing mental distress. The group are able to talk in confidence about any concerns they may have about the person they are caring for. Carers also have the opportunity to have a one to one with the council's Mental Health Carers Support Workers that attend. For more information contact the Mental Health Carers Support Workers, The Harrison Centre, Boulting Avenue, Dallam, Warrington, Cheshire, WA5 0HG. Tel: (01925) 573489.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender carers forum
If you identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender and have caring responsibilities there is a service provided by the Lesbian and Gay Foundation in Manchester that could provide additional support to you.
The online carers forum can keep you up to date with relevant news and events and also help you to interact with other carers who understand how you feel. For more information on the services provided by the Lesbian and Gay Foundation call 0845 3 303030, email firstname.lastname@example.org or write to The Lesbian and Gay Foundation, Number 5, Richmond Street, Manchester, M1 3HF.