Coronavirus/Covid 19

Public Statement from, David Maguire, Chief Executive of WIRED. 27th March 2020

I am pleased to be able to confirm that although we have suspended face to face meetings and scooter hire service the majority of our services remain fully operational and our staff and volunteers are available via telephone, email, and video call to continue to support you as always. However, this week, in response to the Coronavirus pandemic, WIRED has migrated the whole organisation to home working arrangements which means that until further notice WIRED’s offices in Birkenhead, Liscard, New Brighton, Liverpool and Warrington will be closed. Our dedicated team of staff and volunteers will continue to be available through our existing telephone and email helplines information, advice and support channels as usual. Please don’t hesitate to call or email us, even if it’s just for some reassurance or information about local services, we are happy to help. We have over 10,000 people registered with us for support and we will continue to do our very best during this period of change.

Carers - please click the link below to tell us about your concerns and support needs during this period of Coronavirus/Covid-19 emergency government restrictions and we will contact you to see how we can help.       


Who we are and what we do

The Warrington Adult Carers service provides free support to adult Carers (including Parent Carers and Young Adult Carers in transition), the service focuses on identifying Carers and supporting them to access services to assist them in their caring roll and to help them to maintain and improve their health and wellbeing. The overall aim of the service is to improve the quality of life for Carers in Warrington, supporting them to sustain their caring role and enhancing their ability to enjoy a life outside of their caring role.

Our services

The Warrington adult Carer’s team provides a range of services including;

  • Carers information, advice and support
  • Signposting to other local services
  • The opportunity to talk confidentially with a Carer Support Worker
  • Counselling
  • Support with hospital discharge
  • Free Carers’ Emergency Card service
  • Free Leisure Access Card
  • Free quarterly newsletter
  • Training, personal development, stress management, therapy sessions, volunteering
  • A range of social events, lunches and trips
  • Carers telephone helpline (Mon-Fri 9am-4.30pm)

Drop in sessions

WIRED also hold a range of support groups that are primarily about Carers giving mutual support to other Carers. These groups run regularly and are organised and attended by WIRED Carer Support Workers and volunteers. Conversations don’t always revolve around caring, sessions can be lively, entertaining, thought-provoking and stimulating. Often there are speakers from other organisations such as Healthwatch or the Fire Service providing useful information and advice. Carers are welcome to just drop in or alternatively call the Carers helpline on 01925 633 492 for more information. Current drop in sessions include;

The Oliver Tree Community Centre, Chapel Lane, Penkith, WA5 2NB - The 1st and 3rd Monday of each month, 1.30pm to 3.30pm

Lymm Youth and Community Centre, Bridgewater Street, Lymm, WA13 - Every Tuesday, 10am to 12pm

Warrington Hospital Main Entrance Restaurant - 1st Tuesday of the month, 2pm to 4pm

Carers U-knitted Group, Carers Centre, 86 Sankey Street, Warrington, WA1 1GP - Every Wednesday, 10am to 12pm

Evening Support Group, Carers Centre, 86 Sankey Street, Warrington, WA1 1GP - 2nd Wednesday of the month, 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Fearnhead Community Centre, Insall Road, Padgate, WA2 0HD - Every Thursday, 10am to 12pm

Dementia Carer Support, Carers Centre, 86 Sankey Street, Warrington, WA1 1GP- 2nd Thursday of the month, 10am to 12pm 

How to access our services

Carers can contact our services directly using the telephone number or email address below or they can request to be referred to WIRED by a GP, a local organisation or any other professional

How to contact us

To contact the Warrington Adult Carers Service please call the Warrington Carers helpline on 01925 633 492 (staffed Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm) or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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