You’re a carer if you look after someone who has an illness or disability, usually a family member or close friend. You might do this round-the-clock or just for a few hours a week. It might be in your own home, in their home, or they might live quite far away. You may be balancing your unpaid caring role with other things like your children, work or education.
It doesn’t matter what your situation is, if you look after someone then you’re a carer - and you should be, and feel, supported.
Adult carer support
The Warrington Adult Carers service provides free support to adult Carers (including Parent Carers and Young Adult Carers in transition), the service focuses on identifying Carers and supporting them to access services to assist them in their caring role and to help them to maintain and improve their health and wellbeing. The overall aim of the service is to improve the quality of life for Carers in Warrington, supporting them to sustain their caring role and enhancing their ability to enjoy a life outside of their caring role.
Visit: https://wired.me.uk/services/warrington-adult-carers-service for more information or click here to self refer
Young carer support - under 18yrs
A Young Carer is a young person 18 years or under who helps to look after someone who has a disability, mental health condition, illness, or addiction. Warrginton WIRED Young Carers is a local service that supports young carers and young adult carers (up to the age of 25) in their caring role.
Visit: https://wired.me.uk/services/warrington-young-carers-service for more information or click here to self refer