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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…

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…

GP Appointments Designed for Carers

If you are registered with a GP in Manchester you can access appointments designed just for carers. Arrange an appointment by contacting the Manchester Carers Forum on 0161 819 2226 between 10:00am-4:30pm or email info@manchestercarersforum.org.uk Please see the Manchester Carers Forum website for further information…

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…