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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 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

Content Supplied by NHS Choices

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?

Contact Carers Direct

0808 802 0202
Helpline Information
Office Hours
Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.

Carers support groups

Finance and Law

Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.

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