Are you a Carer?



A Carer is someone of any age who provides unpaid support to family or friends who could not manage without this help. This could be caring for a relative, partner or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or substance misuse problems.

Carers may even be juggling paid work with their unpaid caring responsibilities at home. The term carer should not be confused with a care worker, or care assistant, who receives payment for looking after someone.

If you are a Carer, the Cheshire West Carer Support Service may be able to help make things easier for you. We deliver a wide range of local support services to meet the needs of Carers in our community. These range from support services catered to the Carer, the needs of the person you care for and the services provided by other organisations

If you are a carer please let our Carer Link Representative Agnieszka Heywood know. Or you can simply complete a Carer Registration Form which is available at our GP Reception or by clicking the link below: 

GP Carer Notification Form

We will make a note on your medical record that you are a Carer and if you would like further information about services and support locally, including; access to respite, emotional and financial support, carers emergency card, please give consent on the Carer Registration Form and we will refer you to Cheshire West Carers Support.

Carers Trust - Cheshire west and Chester Services 

Services offered

  • Quarterly newsletter: For carers and professionals.
  • Carer’s Helpline Monday to Friday 9-5: Offering information, advice and support to carers and professionals.
  • Monthly support groups: Social group for carers in Frodsham, Winsford, Northwich, Neston and Chester to encourage peer support and to give a break from the caring role. Refreshments included.
  • Regular training for carers: Training takes place in Northwich, Chester and Ellesmere Port and covers topics such as First Aid, Moving and Handling.
  • Benefits advice, form filling and advocacy: Help with filling in forms for Blue Badge, Attendance Allowance, Carer’s Allowance, Disability Living Allowance and PIP. Help with appeals and benefits checks.
  • Weekly drop ins: Regular drop ins at Northwich, Chester and Ellesmere Port resource centres – call in for information, advice and support.
  • Monthly lunch clubs: Lunch club in Northwich, Chester and Ellesmere Port for carers including light lunch and a speaker.
  • Events for carers throughout the year: Including Carers Celebration Day, Carers Rights Day and days out.
  • Working carer groups and carer support: Regular working carer evening groups in Northwich and Chester, and specialist working carer support for those carers who juggle a paid job with their caring role. Support for employers to become carer friendly.
  • Early identification of carers in Primary Care: Working with GPs to identify new carers at an early stage in their caring role and refer them to appropriate support services
  • Personal Budget: To help carers access a break from their caring role. Each break is personalised to the carer. Examples of past breaks include visiting relatives, a gym membership, a day out or theatre trip.
  • Carers in Crisis Fund: Small amount of money available to carers who find themselves in financial difficulty. At the discretion of the Chief Officer.

Are you a carer

For further details please click on the following link:

or contact the HELPLINE on 0300 102 0008

(Monday to Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

Carers Newsletter May to August 2022

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