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Support available for carers

If you have a caring role and need some support, the Cheshire West Carer Support provides a number of services to support carers:

  • general information, advice and advocacy
  • support for carers to take a break (including respite and carer break opportunities)
  • support for carers of people with mental health needs
  • support for carers of people with Dementia
  • support for carers of people with disabilities
  • support carers to retain and /or regain employment
  • support the early identification of carers in primary care/health settings

Cheshire West Carers Support service

Cheshire West Carer Support service is commissioned by us but is currently being run by Cheshire and Warrington Carers Trust.

This service offers training to carers in topics that will help them in their caring role e.g. benefits, financial planning, stress and resilience and first aid. They take place at both their Northwich and Chester Resource Centres.

Cheshire and Warrington Carers' Trust

Carers in employment

Our Carers in Employment service offers support to carers who are juggling paid employment with their caring role. They offer support regarding carers rights, information and advice about their caring role, and how they can be supported more effectively in work.

The service also works with local employers to identify, support and raise awareness of carers in the workplace, and to develop a network of carer friendly employers in the borough through an accreditation scheme.

Assistive technology

Assistive technology can be accessed from us following an assessment, which is currently being run by Welbeing.

Assistive technology and Telecare can make a real difference to people's lives, not only for those using the service to maintain their independence, but also their families and loved ones who appreciate the peace of mind that this equipment can bring.

Carers also feel safe in the knowledge that they will be alerted if there is an emergency. For more information, contact our Community Access team on 0300 123 7034 or contact our local provider, Welbeing: