Carers Week 2020
Making Carers Visible - Carers Week 2020
When you're caring for someone, it is really important to ensure that you look after yourself too. This is particularly important at the moment when some people are increasing the amount of unpaid care they provide.
Caring can be very rewarding, but without the right support it can have a negative impact on your health, career, finances and relationships.
This year, you may have found that your caring role has become more challenging, or you may have taken on new caring responsibilities.
Need information and advice?
Register with your GP surgery and Cheshire West and Chester Carer Support Service by clicking the link below:
Please click below to download the Carers Week newsletter.
Carers Week Newsletter June 2020
Many people are responsible for caring for family members who are disabled or have chronic diseases. We have a named team member who is our carer link, Evelyn McGuiness and she will be able to help you with information and support. If you are a carer or you care for someone, please contact our reception team so we can ensure this information is updated in your Medical Records.
Carers Helpline provide a local service, giving information, advice and support across Cheshire East and Cheshire West and Chester. Open Monday to Friday 10.00am until 4.00pm. Contact: 0800 085 0307 for further information.
There is a wealth of information on NHS Choices about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.
- Caring for a parent
Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home
- Telling people
Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you're a carer is important so they understand and can support you.
- Taking a break
Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it's essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.
- Housing and carers
Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?
Carers support groups
Finance and Law
Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.