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Support available for carers

Carers provide substantial, unpaid support to someone who needs extra help to manage day-to-day life. They may not live in the same house, and they do not have to be related to the person they look after.

Most carers are happy to look after relations or friends, but sometimes they need extra support to continue in their caring role.

Caring for someone covers lots of different things, like helping with washing, dressing, or eating, or taking someone to regular appointments.

Cheshire West Carers Support Service

Cheshire West Carer Support Service offers training to carers in topics that will help them in their caring role e.g. benefits, financial planning, stress and resilience, First Aid. They take place at both our Northwich and Chester Resource Centres.

In addition the 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 Cheshire West and Chester through an accreditation scheme.

For more information or to refer in to any of these services, please contact the Cheshire West Carer Support Service on 0300 102 0008

Cheshire and Warrington Carers' Trust

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