A carer is anyone who cares/supports, unpaid, for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support. Anyone can become a carer; carers come from all walks of life, all cultures and can be of any age.
There are currently around 20,000 unpaid carers in Warrington. A recent survey found that 53% of carers also have long-term health conditions often associated to providing physical and emotional support to the people they care for.
Carers access a number of our services, in particular:
- Direct Payments support
- Payroll support
- Learning Centre
- Long-term Health Conditions
- Luncheon Clubs
- Employment Support
Some of our other services may also be helpful to carers, please check our A to Z of services page in case there is something there of interest.
We are members of the Warrington Carers Partnership Board which brings together a wide range of organisations from statutory and voluntary sectors. We also work closely with the Warrington Carers Centre operated by WIRED (Wirral Information Resource on Equality and Diversity).
Warrington Adult Carers. Information and support, drop-ins, newsletter, emergency card, leisure card, counselling and support. Tel 01925 633492 or Freephone 0800 731 6941. Email: Warrington.Carers@wired.me.uk
Warrington Young Carers. Not everyone who is a carer is an adult, some children and young people aged under 19 look after relatives. Young carers might do shopping, help with washing or dressing, or undertake housework. They spend time looking after a parent, a grandparent, an aunt or uncle, a brother or sister.
Young Carers often may not think of themselves as carers and are not recognised as such by other people like friends, teachers, doctors, and other family members. Young Carers can be boys or girls and can come from any ethnic background or culture. In Warrington Wired has services specifically for young carers including support, leisure pass, newsletter, activities, emergency card and advocacy. If you are a young carer why not call the team on 01925 633492 or Freephone 0800 731 6941 or email firstname.lastname@example.org