Knowing and helping your community

Providing essential social care and support is more challenging than ever throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

More people require more help and staffing levels are being adversely affected. We need communities to come together to help provide valuable support to deliver essential services to our residents. And help us remain safe and well together.

We are appealing to everyone to think about those people in their neighbourhood that need more support to stay safe and well, either because they are at an increased risk of more serious illness from coronavirus, or because they have care and support needs which must continue to be met.

You can help make a difference by keeping in regular touch with your friends and family who are socially isolated by picking up the phone, having a video call, or using other forms of social media. Just having someone to listen, and show they care, can make a huge difference to our mental health and ability to cope. You may also be able to help with essential tasks such as shopping, which do not involve face to face contact.

What do you know about those who need care and support in your area?

Within every ward in Warrington there are some people who are at an increased risk of more severe illness from coronavirus and are being asked by the government not to leave their homes. These include people with complex health conditions who need to be protected more in order to keep safe. This protection from contact with others is called ‘shielding’.

People aged over 70 are also at more risk of severe illness and they have been advised by the government not to leave their homes.

Appleton and Stockton Heath

In the wards of Appleton and Stockton Heath there are approximately 200 extremely vulnerable people who are being shielded.

These wards together are also home to nearly 3,900 older people, aged 65 and over.

Across both wards, there are approximately 160 adults and older people who are living in their own homes, receiving community based care arranged by the council, to support them to live as independently as possible.

Within the wards of Appleton and Stockton Heath there are three care homes – Brampton Lodge, Care In Mind and Westleigh House, which collectively care for nearly 70 older people and adults who need physical support, or support because of a learning disability.

Bewsey and Whitecross

In the ward of Bewsey and Whitecross, there are nearly 190 extremely vulnerable people who are being shielded.

Bewsey and Whitecross is also home nearly 1,100 older people, aged 65 and over.

Within the ward there are over 120 adults and older people who are living in their own homes, receiving community based care arranged by the council, to support them to live as independently as possible.

Within Bewsey and Whitecross there is one care home – Lodge Lane House – which provides care and support for up to 20 older people. There are also eight supported living accommodations for adults who need physical support, or support because of a learning disability.

Birchwood, Rixton and Woolston, Poulton North and Poulton South

In the wards of Birchwood, Rixton and Woolston, Poulton North and Poulton South there are approximately 600 extremely vulnerable people who are being shielded.

These wards are also home to nearly 7,900 older people, aged 65 and over.

Across these wards, there are over 370 adults and older people who are living in their own homes, receiving community based care arranged by the council, to support them to live as independently as possible.

Across Birchwood, Rixton and Woolston, Poulton North and Poulton South there are five care homes – Anderson Close, Heathercroft, Heath Lodge, Lilford Court and The Bungalow, which can collectively care for over 110 older people and adults who need physical support, or support because of a learning disability.

Burtonwood and Winwick

In the ward of Burtonwood and Winwick there are over 100 extremely vulnerable people who are being shielded.

Burtonwood and Winwick is also home over 1,600 older people, aged 65 and over.

Within this ward there are over 60 adults and older people who are living in their own homes, receiving community based care arranged by the council, to support them to live as independently as possible.

Within Burtonwood and Winwick there are four care homes – Rosevilla, St Marys Care Centre, St Oswalds and The Old Vicarage, who collectively provide care and support for over 200 people with care and support needs.

Chapelford, Old Hall and Westbrook

In the wards of Chapelford, Old Hall and Westbrook there are approximately 200 extremely vulnerable people who are being shielded.

These wards are also home over 2,200 older people, aged 65 and over.

Within the these wards, there are over 110 adults and older people who are living in their own homes, receiving community based care arranged by the council, to support them to live as independently as possible.

In Chapelford, Old Hall and Westbrook there are three care homes – Callands Nursing Home, Westvale, and Woodleigh, which provides care and support for over 220 older people and adults who need physical support, or support because of a learning disability.

Culcheth, Glazebury and Croft

In the wards of Culcheth, Glazebury and Croft there are approximately 180 extremely vulnerable people who are being shielded.

Culcheth, Glazebury and Croft has one of the largest older people’s population in Warrington, with nearly 2,700 people aged 65 and over.

Within these wards there are approximately 100 adults and older people who are living in their own homes, receiving community based care arranged by the council, to support them to live as independently as possible.

Within Culcheth, Glazebury and Croft there are five care homes – County Homes, High Peak, Holcroft Grange, Radcliffe Meadows and Warrington Community Living, which collectively care for over 90 older people and adults who need physical support, or support because of a learning disability.

 

Grappenhall

In the ward of Grappenhall there are approximately 70 extremely vulnerable people who are being shielded.

Grappenhall is also home to over 1,500 older people, aged 65 and over.

Across the ward, there are adults and older people who are living in their own homes, receiving community based care arranged by the council, to support them to live as independently as possible.

Within Grappenhall there are five care homes – Arlington House, Heathfield, Summerville, The Old Rectory and Victoria House, which can collectively care for over 160 older people and adults who need physical support, or support because of a learning disability.

Latchford East and West

In the wards of Latchford East and Latchford West there are approximately 270 extremely vulnerable people who are being shielded.

These wards together are also home to over 2,700 older people, aged 65 and over.

Across both wards, there are approximately 180 adults and older people who are living in their own homes, receiving community based care arranged by the council, to support them to live as independently as possible.

Within the wards of Latchford East and Latchford West there are four care homes – Belong Warrington, Gainsborough House, Three Bridges and Westy Hall, which collectively care for approximately 240 older people and adults who need physical support, or support because of a learning disability.

Lymm South, Lymm North and Thelwall

In the wards of Lymm South, Lymm North and Thelwall there are over 200 extremely vulnerable people who are being shielded.

These wards together are also home to nearly 4,000 older people, aged 65 and over.

Across these wards, there are over 120 adults and older people who are living in their own homes, receiving community based care arranged by the council, to support them to live as independently as possible.

Within the wards of Lymm SouthLymm North and Thelwall there are four care homes –  Brookfield, Cheshire Grange, Keate House and Thelwall Grange, which collectively care for nearly 170 people with care and support needs.

Orford, Fairfield and Howley, and Poplars and Hulme

The combined wards of Orford, Fairfield and Howley, and Poplars and Hulme have the highest volumes of extremely vulnerable people, with a combined total of nearly 700 who are being shielded.

These wards are also home to approximately 4,800 older people, aged 65 and over.

Across these wards, there are over 500 adults and older people who are living in their own homes, receiving community based care arranged by the council, to support them to live as independently as possible.

Within Fairfield and Howley there are three care homes – Birch Court, Bright Futures and Cromwell Court, which collectively care for over 140 older people and adults who need care and support.

Penketh and Cuerdley

In the ward of Penketh and Cuerdley there are approximately 165 extremely vulnerable people who are being shielded.

The ward of Penketh and Cuerdley has one of the largest older peoples population in Warrington, with over 2,800 people, aged 65 and over.

Across the ward, there are nearly 100 adults and older people who are living in their own homes, receiving community based care arranged by the council, to support them to live as independently as possible.

Within Penketh and Cuerdley there are five care homes – Green Park, Heathside, Heathside Mews, Meadow View and Three Elms, which collectively care for over 260 older people and adults who need physical support, or support because of a learning disability.

Great Sankey South, Great Sankey North and Whittle Hall

In the wards of Great Sankey South, Great Sankey North and Whittle Hall there are over 270 extremely vulnerable people who are being shielded.

These wards together are also home to approximately 3,700 older people, aged 65 and over.

Across these wards, there are over 170 adults and older people who are living in their own homes, receiving community based care arranged by the council, to support them to live as independently as possible.

Within the wards of Great Sankey South, Great Sankey North and Whittle Hall there are three care homes – Bright Futures, U & I Care Services and Whittle Hall Nursing Home, which collectively care for over 80 people with care and support needs.

Paid opportunities

We are also urgently appealing for people to train as care workers and support those with care and support needs across Warrington. We are running a fast track recruitment campaign, providing the necessary training to enable new staff to quickly join the paid local care workforce.

If you have more time to give and are interested in paid employment: