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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…

Housing Support and Technology

We use technology every day, at home and at work, to make life a little bit easier. Finding information on the internet, online banking, booking doctor’s appointments, working remotely from home, all these things help us to manage our busy and often complex lives. But…

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.…

Care and Repair Handyman Services

Care & Repair provides a HandyHelp service in Manchester. Their volunteers can complete smaller repairs. These jobs can include fitting curtain rails, unblocking sinks, repairing dripping taps and more.  Please see the Manchester Care & Repair website for further information on the Care and Repair…

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…

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…

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…

Physical Health

Providing care and support may affect your physical health in a number of ways. Practical advice on improving your posture and keeping active may help with your wellbeing. Advice on treatments may also assist too. Please see the Carers UK website for further information on…

Bereavement Services

If you have been caring for a person that has died, the loss can seem even greater. How you cope with the death of the person you cared for is a very personal thing. There is no right or wrong way to feel following a…

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…