Are You a Carer?
- Do you look after someone who is in poor health, disabled or has a mental health problem?
- Do you help a relative, friend or neighbour who couldn’t manage without your support?
- Do you collect someone else’s prescription because they are in poor health or find it difficult to get out?
- Do you go shopping for someone else because they have health or mobility problems?
If the answer to any of the above is YES, then you are a Carer and we would like to help you.
St Helens Carers Centre works to improve the quality of life for informal Carers across St Helens. The Centre offers a range of services including: Carer Support, Therapies, Chiropody, Training, Benefits Advice, Carer Breaks and much, much more. All services are provided ‘free of charge’.
You can register directly with the St Helens Carers Centre by completing this form and returning by post, in person or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or alternatively, please contact Sherdley Medical Centre reception and ask to speak with the Carer Champion:
Drop in: Monday to Friday, 8.00am – 8.00pm or
Telephone: 01744 624806.
To find out more about the St Helens Carers Centre then please click on the link below:
“Working in partnership to support Carers across St Helens”
If you are a carer you can let us know via our online form here - we may be able to help you
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.
- Benefits for carers
Directing carers to the benefits that can help them in their caring role
- Benefits for the person you care for
Advice and information on helping the person you look after get the benefits that they are entitled to
- Death and benefits
How your benefits maybe affected after the death of the person you look after and what happens to their benefits
- Managing someone's legal affairs
Advice for when carers find they have to take over the legal affairs of the person they are looking after
- Other benefits
Advice for carers and the people they are looking after on claiming a whole host of other benefits unrelated to their disability or caring
- Personal and household finance
Advice on keeping a tight rein on household and personal finance for carers
- Social fund
- Tax credits
Information on claiming tax credits and whether you might be eligible