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Support for working carers

Support for working carers Continuing to work while caring can help you feel good about yourself and provide you with social interaction outside of your caring role. To help you stay in work or return to work you may find it helpful to ask your…

Support with housing options

Support with housing options  Finding appropriate housing, or adapting either your home or the home of the person you care for, might be required for essential caring responsibilities, make your home safer and provide independence for the person you are looking after. For further information,…

Support in an emergency

Support in an emergency  As a carer you need to know that if an emergency happens, replacement care will get sorted speedily and efficiently. You should only call '999' when an immediate response is required and someone is in immediate danger. Call “111” if it…

Support to Parent Carers

Support to Parent Carers  A parent carer is a parent, or other adult with parental responsibility, who cares for a child or young person who requires more care and support than other children or young people of the same age. For further information, please view…

Support to stay well

Support to stay well  As an unpaid carer, it is important to look after your own health, so your ability to care is not affected. For further information, please view the services featured in this area of the directory, and advice & guidance articles.  …

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.