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Wirral Carers

Are you a Carer?

Do you look after a relative or friend who needs help because of disability, illness, addiction or age without payment? Then you are a Carer!

Over 7.2 million people care for a relative, friend or partner, or for a child with a disability. They care part-time or full time for people who cannot manage without their help because of disability, illness or frailty.

Every year significant numbers of Carers are forced to stop caring because of illness or injury. In many cases this can be prevented with better access to information and guidance about services or support you may be entitled to.

It is important that you also take care of yourself. Make sure your doctor and other healthcare professionals are aware of your caring responsibilities. If you are employed you may want to check with your employer about flexible working options. You can also get a benefit check to see if there is extra money you can claim. You may also be eligible for a Carers assessment from Social Services and see if they can help you.

The Wirral carers team has a range of services for Carers in our region:

  • Helpline
  • Enews bulletin
  • Counselling
  • Carers register
  • Emergency Contact Service
  • Carers Grant
  • Carer Connectors

Carers Helpline - There is Carers Helpline for Wirral which is staffed Monday to Friday 9am until 4pm. Call 0151 670 0777 and our friendly staff will listen to your concerns and give you advice on what you may be able to do. There is an answerphone facility for when we are busy and evenings/weekends

Carers Register - Providing regular information that may help with their caring responsibilities for Carers who live in Wirral.

Carers Grant–  funding to access health and wellbeing activities to help their caring role.

Carer Connectors Support offering advice, information and support helping to build a carer friendly community.

Carers Emergency Contact Service- peace of mind for Carers in the event of an emergency.

Counselling Service - open to all adult Carers and former Carers who would like to speak confidentially about their situation.

Enews bulletin – fortnightly e-bulletin is available as a download from this page.  

Carers Employment Support offering advice, information and support with employment / training opportunities

Carers Information& Awareness Events – locally delivered events informing and offering support for those parent carers/ young carers transitioning to adult services.

Carers Website - for more information and useful links

Facilitate and develop Carers support groups/forums - assist in the planning and development
of local strategies/ services ensuring Carers are included