Carers Direct

Are You a Carer?

If you are please let us know – we may be able to help you.

There is a wealth of information on NHS Choices about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.

  • Telling people Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you’re a carer is important so they understand and can support you.
  • Taking a break Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it’s essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.
  • Housing and carers Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?

Contact Carers Direct

Telephone 0808 802 0202 Helpline.

Finance and Law

Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring:

Local Support For Carers

There are a number of local services available to support carers in our community.

The Manchester Carers Network organise a wide range that allow carers to improve existing skills and develop new ones.

See their current opportunities on the leaflet on the right.