Register as a Carer
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 the NHS website about carers and caring.
Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.
- A guide to care and support: Information for carers and people who have care & support needs.
- Caring for someone: Advice on providing care, medicines etc.
- Care after hospital: Providing care for people who have been recently discharged from hospital.
- Taking a break: Caring for someone can be a full-time job – find out about accessing breaks and respite care.
- Support and benefits for carers: Caring for someone can be a full-time job – find out about accessing breaks and respite care.
- Work and Disability: Guidance, support and help with employment issues.
- Being a Young carer: Advice for carers 18 or under and their entitlement to support
Support for Carers
There are multiple charities and organisations that provide help and support to Carers and the people they care for.
Manchester Carers Centre
They deliver a range off free, high quality support services for unpaid carers in the city.
These services include, providing information and advice, emotional support, practical help, community drop-ins, respite breaks, social activities, access to grants and training, and a dedicated young adult carers service for 16-25 year old carers.
Telephone: 0161 27 27 27 0
Manchester Carers Network
They aim to help improve carers’ health and wellbeing and reduce ‘carer breakdown’ (when carers are in crisis). They do this by coordinating carer support and working to increase the number of carers being identified.
Manchester Carers Forum
Regardless of whether you care for someone for just one hour per week or 24 hours per day, every day, Manchester Carers Forum is here to help. They can offer home visits if you would prefer to talk to someone face to face.
Telephone: 0161 819 2226
They’re here to make sure that no matter how complicated your query or your experience, you don’t have to care alone.
Telephone: 0808 808 7777
Talbot House has been supporting the families of people with learning disabilities in Manchester since 1976.
Telephone: 0161 203 4095
Being There is a small charity with support services in Manchester and Trafford providing emotional support and home-based practical help to people with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses, along with those closest to them, such as family, friends and carers.
Telephone: 0845 123 23 29
Lots of young people are carers without realising it – often for a family member such as a brother or sister, parent or an older relative.
Sometimes it can be for a partner or friend who is ill, frail, has a disability, has a mental health concern or has a drug (or alcohol) addiction.
Free Needs Assessment
Needs assessments are for adults (18 years of age or over) who may need help because of a disability, ill health or old age.
Anyone who appears to have a need for care or support can have a needs assessment, regardless of the ‘level’ of those needs or the person’s financial resources.
Telephone: 0161 234 5001
Telephone: 0161 912 5199
Trafford Carers Centre
Trafford Carers Centre supports unpaid carers looking after someone who lives in the Trafford area, including help applying for a carer’s assessment by Trafford Council.
Telephone: 0161 848 2400
ACCG – African Caribbean Care Group
The ACCG delivers day care and home care services and aims to provide a service to the whole family, not just the person being cared for.
Telephone: 0161 226 6334