There are a number of resources available that carers might find useful, some of them are outlined below. For more information about what information and resources are available, contact the Helpline on 0161 848 2400.
Do you know what benefits you are entitled to?
Trafford Carers Centre understands that working out what benefits or tax credits you are entitled to can be a daunting task and with over £800 million going unclaimed each year we want to ensure that you are getting the benefits you are entitled to.
Becoming a carer can have a significant effect on your finances, especially if you have had to give up paid employment. Knowing what benefits are available to you and the person you care for can be confusing. It is important that you claim what you are entitled to, even if you have been caring for a number of years, as circumstances may have changed.
How to check your entitlements
If you want to check your possible entitlements online, we recommend that you use a benefits calculator. This is a relatively quick and easy way to find out if you are eligible.
Experiencing financial difficulties
If you believe you are not entitled to any benefits or funds and experiencing financial difficulties please call our helpline 0161 848 2400 or call the national debt line on 0808 808 4000 or visit their website: www.nationaldebtline.co.uk
HEALTH AND WELLBEING
My Care App
The My Care App is essentially an app to help carers / family members take better care of themselves. It gives advice on how to manage stress, exercise, healthy eating, sleep, etc. Find attached below, a leaflet on how to download the app.
Self Help provides a range of mental health support, services and opportunities, across the North West of England, for people living with mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, phobias and panic attacks. This includes peer support, crisis support, e-therapy and talking therapies. For more information visit the Self Help website.
NHS One You
The One You website has a range of practical information and advice on feeling better and healthier, in mind and body. There are also links to apps from the NHS and other providers that can be downloaded. Visit the One You website to access the resources.
BlueSCI offer private appointments at a lower cost. Call 0161 912 4828 to book an appointment.
Trafford College also provide reduced rate massages by students with prices varying depending on the type of massage that you require. Additionally they also provide hair and beauty treatments. The salon is located at Manchester Road, West Timperley. For more information or to book an appointment contact the reception on 0161 952 4767 or visit their website for a full list of treatments.