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Carers Services in the Voluntary Sector

The voluntary or charity sector have services available in communities. These organisations are listed on Help and Support Manchester. Why not see what is available locally for you. (some charge for their services) Please see listed Carers Services for further information.

Advocacy

Gaddum Centre Advocacy and Advice services can support you as a Manchester resident to understand your choices, know your rights and express your views in order to ensure you are being treated fairly. Please see the Gaddum Centre website for further information on Advocacy.

Benefits and Advice

Working out what benefits or tax credits you might be entitled to doesn’t need to be overwhelming. Having the right information and support can make a huge difference. Please see the Citizens Advice Website for further information on Benefits and Advice.  

Information on Personal Budget/Direct Payment

If an assessment by a local council shows that care services should be provided, you or the person you are looking after, have a right to ask for a direct payment instead of having the service arranged by a local council. This cash payment allows…

Housing Information, Funding Accessibility

Providing advice on benefits and support to help carers access and maintain suitable and affordable housing. Please see the Carers UK and Manchester City Council websites for further information on Housing Information and funding accessibility.

Carers Allowance Information

Carer's Allowance is the main state benefit for carers, so it's important to find out if you can receive it.  Please see the Carers UK website for further information on Carers Allowance. 

Flexible Working Options

Flexible working benefits you by giving you a better work-life balance while still being able to earn a living. All employees with 26 weeks of service have a statutory right to request flexible working although this is at the employer’s discretion. Please see the Carers…

Carers Going Back To Work

If you want to start or return to work, there are some things to consider and many schemes that can help you as a carer. There is support available to boost your confidence, if it has been a while since you worked and to help…

Volunteering

Every individual and community has unique skills, talents, knowledge and insights that are important. Through volunteering you can receive support and development to have a real influence over the places and communities in which you live. Please see the MACC website for further information.  MACC are…

Improving Services

There are many ways you can get involved to influence and improve health and social care services in your area. Why not use this opportunity to improve services.  Please see the NHS UK and Carers Week websites for further information on Improving Services.