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Children’s Short Break Services

Every local authority in England and Wales has a legal duty to provide breaks for carers of disabled children.  In Manchester we offer a range of short breaks including: Sports, Arts, Youth Clubs, Play schemes, Befriending/sitting services Please see the information on our website, and…

Connect with Other Carers

When you’re caring, it is good to talk to people who do what you do. Carer volunteers and support groups can put you in touch with people who understand what you’re going through. Please see the Carers UK website for further information on Connecting With Other…

Council Tax Reduction

If you are liable for council tax, you can apply for Council Tax Reduction if you are on a low income. To apply for Council Tax Reduction you would need to contact your local council benefits department. Please see the Manchester City Council and Carers UK…

Counselling

Counselling can help make sense of your new or ongoing life as a carer, whether in specific areas such as dealing with bereavement or separation from a loved one, or with the more general feelings of stress, anxiety and depression you experience in your caring…

Early Advice

It is important you get advice at an early stage, to advise you of your rights and  to be offered a carer’s assessment. It is also important to reduce the pressure on your own health.  Please see the website links below for further information on…

The Emergency Information Card

The E Card can help a person being cared for stay safe in the community. It is a card which is compact enough to fit in a wallet and contains the person’s name and emergency contact information. The back of the card contains medical information…

Emotional Wellbeing

Carers often overlook their emotional health as they put so much into caring for someone else that it becomes difficult to think about caring for themselves. Taking regular breaks, where you can recharge your batteries and do something you enjoy, can improve your health and…

Extra care

Extra Care Housing is a form of retirement housing with personal care and 24 hour support available for those who need it. It is intended to enable and support older people to live independently for as long as possible, but with the reassurance that care…

Extra Care Housing in Manchester - What is it and who is it for?

Extra care housing is a form of retirement housing with personal care and 24 hour support available for those who need it.The attached factsheet aims to provide information on what extra care housing is, your options if you are considering a move and what financial…

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…