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Our Support for unpaid carers in Trafford

Three in five of us will be a carer at some point in our lives and while it can be rewarding and fulfilling, it can also be physically and mentally demanding. Carers often put their own needs last as they do their best for the person they are caring for. Carers can find it hard to take time for themselves and end up feeling lonely, stressed and unwell. We try and tailor our support to the carers individual needs take a look below to see what we can do for you.

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Make a Referral

A carer is someone who spends a significant proportion of their life providing unpaid support to someone who couldn’t manage without them. This could be caring for a relative, friend or neighbour who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or substance misuse problems.

If you are a carer and want to find out what support is available, complete our referral form.

Make a referral

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Adult Carers Support

We have over 5500 active carers who are caring for parents, siblings, spouses as well as friends and neighbours. Whoever they care for, they can work with our caseworkers, who offer free, confidential advice and support for our registered carers. We have a full range of services like our Monday-Friday helpline, groups and activities, counselling, emergency card scheme, benefit advice and much more.

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One young caring looking out for his younger brother

Young Adult Support

Being a Young Adult Carer can be difficult. From the ages of 16-25, we can offer education and employment support, groups and activities along with free and confidential advice in order to balance their life with their caring role.

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Help with Your Money

As the cost of living rises, sometimes our worries do too. We want to help carers worry less about money by offering money-saving tips advice and information so carers can focus on their loved ones. We have a Benefit Advisor, saving carers £714,531.48 in 2021. By completing an assessment or review, some help funds may be available for those who are eligible.

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Help with your Health

Carers often put their own health as a low priority, due to their caring role. It can be difficult to leave the person who is being cared for in order to attend medical appointments. Carers may also worry that admitting to having medical problems may be seen as not coping.

In order to help carers improve their health and remain fit and well, Trafford Carers Centre offers a comprehensive Carers Health Check through our resident Carers Nurse, as well as access to talk to trainee counsellors and make friends through our befriending service.

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Our carers at our Chatty Cafe

Carers Resources

There are a number of resources available that carers might find useful. On the majority of our websites pages there will be some related resources linked, however, there are a few more helpful ones on this page.

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When Caring Ends

Losing someone close to you can be devastating and can leave you struggling with grief. Processing all the complex emotions you face may be hard especially when you're simultaneously dealing with the practical matters, such as registering the death and arranging the funeral. Whatever you are dealing with, Trafford Carers Centre can help you.

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