Are you a carer?
Someone who looks after a partner, relative, friend or disabled child who needs support because of their sickness, age or disability?
Because being a carer is demanding, you need to be aware of all the services which are available to enable you to continue to carry out your important work.
Experienced help is always at hand
The government’s website direct.gov.uk/carersprovides information on support services, financial matters (benefits) and social service assessments as well as useful links.
Carers UK www.carersuk.org Tel: 0808 808 7777
Carers Trust www.carers.org
Crossroads Care in Greater ManchesterProvides practical help to give carers a break.gmcrossroads.co.uk. Tel: 01706 525361 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact a Family provides advice, information and support to the parents of all disabled children through their website www.cafamily.org.uk and local representatives.
Help us to help you
Finally, please let your GP know that you are a Carer so that we can make a note of it in your medical records.
The following telephone numbers may also be helpful…
Carers Line: 0345 573 369
Carers Resource Line (Heywood, Middleton, Rochdale): 0800 0910 558
Age Concern: 01706 712 515
Alzheimer’s Carers Support Group:
01706 868 874
Alzheimers Association: http://www.alz.org/
Macmillan Nurses Support Group
01706 651 967
Rochdale Care Line 01706 926 671
Careline is a 24 hour emergency alarm system that can support older and vulnerable people to remain living independently and safely in their own homes. It can also be used for people who have a medical condition to offer security and peace of mind.