Being a Carer

Please click on the pages below for information and local services available for carers

ACCG – African Caribbean Care Group

The ACCG delivers Day Care and Home Care services and aims to provide a service to the whole family, not just the person being cared for. Telephone: 0161 226 6334 Website:

Are you a carer?

A carer is anyone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support. ... [continue] Are you a carer?

Being There

Being There is a small charity with support services in Manchester and Trafford providing emotional support and home-based practical help to people with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses, along with ... [continue] Being There

Carers Manchester

Carers Manchester is a group of organisations working together to improve services for Manchester’s unpaid carers. Carers can get in touch with The Contact Point who can provide advice and ... [continue] Carers Manchester

Carers Trust Trafford

Carers Trust in Trafford offers regular breaks for carers in the Trafford area from a minimum of two hours per week. “We simply take over the role of the carer ... [continue] Carers Trust Trafford

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Advice for Carers

If you provide unpaid care to friends or family there is information and support available. Manchester Telephone: 0800 234 6123 Trafford Telephone: 0300 330 9073 Website:

COVID-19 Carers Emergency Fund

Funding has been made available in Manchester to support carers during the Covid-19 pandemic. Apply online for cash grants, help with furniture and white goods and with gas and electric ... [continue] COVID-19 Carers Emergency Fund

Creative Writing for Carers @ Manchester Museum

Caring for someone can be rewarding but it may also be a challenge. The needs of the person you care for may often come before your own and lead to ... [continue] Creative Writing for Carers @ Manchester Museum

Free Carer’s Assessment

If you provide unpaid care for a friend or relative, you are entitled to a free assessment of your own needs as a carer from the council. You will be ... [continue] Free Carer’s Assessment

Free Needs Assessment

Needs assessments are for adults (18 years of age or over) who may need help because of a disability, ill health or old age. Anyone who appears to have a ... [continue] Free Needs Assessment

Further information

Carers Trust national website Carers UK national website Manchester City Council Carers Toolkit

Himmat Support Centre

A support centre for carers of people with learning disabilities from a South Asian background. Telephone: 0161 248 0425 Website:

Manchester Carers Centre

Provides free community services for carers in Manchester this includes: information & advice, emotional support & practical help, community drop-ins to meet other carers, breaks & social activities and access ... [continue] Manchester Carers Centre

Manchester Carers Forum

Regardless of whether you care for someone for just one hour per week or 24 hours per day, every day, Manchester Carers Forum is here to help. They can offer ... [continue] Manchester Carers Forum

Talbot House

Talbot House supports parents and carers of people who have learning disabilities in Manchester. Website:

The African & Caribbean Mental Health Service

IFEOMA is a carers group that meets on the first Thursday of every month at the Windrush Millenium Centre: support, trips, short breaks, information and advice, respite, alternative treatments, practical ... [continue] The African & Caribbean Mental Health Service

Trafford Carers Centre

Trafford Carers Centre supports unpaid carers looking after someone who lives in the Trafford area, including help applying for a Carer’s Assessment by Trafford Council. Telephone: 0161 848 2400 Website:

Trafford Mencap

Trafford Mencap is a charity that promotes equality for people with a learning disability – helping with new opportunities, new friends, and to feel valued and safe in the community. ... [continue] Trafford Mencap

Young Carers

Lots of young people are carers without realising it – often for a family member such as a brother or sister, parent or an older relative. Sometimes it can be ... [continue] Young Carers

Date published: 4th December, 2020
Date last updated: 4th December, 2020