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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…

What is a Young Carer?

What is a Young Carer? Young carers are children and young people under 18 years old who provide unpaid care to a family member who is physically or mentally ill, disabled or misuses substances. The tasks and level of caring undertaken by young carers can…

Whole Family Pathway

This is a tool for all adults’ and children’s services, education, health and other agencies who have contact with young carers and their families. The Children’s Society has developed this Whole Family Pathway, to ensure that however a family (Parent or Child) in need of…

Winter Fuel Payment

Winter Fuel Payment or Winter Fuel Allowance is an annual payment to help with heating costs, made to households with someone over Pension Credit age. To ask about your payment or to make a claim, call the Winter Fuel Payment Helpline on 0845 915 1515.…

Young Carers - Know your rights

Young Carers Know Your Rights Booklet Informed by the Manchester Young Carers Forum #BeBothered Campaign this easy read booklet, produced by a number of local organisations, can help young carers to understand their rights and the right of those they care for. Young Carers In Focus:…

Young Carers Campaign Presentation

12 - 18 June 2017 is Carers Week. To mark this we're launching the Young Carer's Strategy 2017-2019 - You will find the strategy and briefing slides for professionals in the download section of this page. In Manchester we know there is a significant under-identification of young…

Young Carers in Schools

Young Carers in Schools is a free England wide initiative making it as easy as possible for schools to support young carers and awarding good practice.  In doing so, it supports and celebrates effective local partnership working. Run jointly by Carers Trust and The Children’s…

Your Wellbeing Services

Caring for someone can be rewarding, but when you’re coping day to day and responding to the needs of others, it's easy to forget your own health needs. It's important to think about your health and wellbeing too. Please see the Carers UK website for further…