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Welcome to Manchester Carers Network

We support carers in Manchester. Please explore our website, we hope you find it useful. And please send us your feedback to help us improve it.

We are offering a range of workshops and other opportunities for carers to find information and develop their skills.

There are also online resources and carer-to-carer support, helping carers to feel more confident in their caring role.

The programme is funded by Manchester Health and Care Commissioning.

Find out what workshops are running – click here


Greater Manchester young carers event.


Caring for someone with dementia.


Being a carer and being me.


Help and support.


Looking after my husband.


Caring for partner.


Am I a carer?

A Carer is someone of any age who supports, unwaged, a relative, partner or friend who due to physical or mental illness, disability, frailty or addiction could not manage without that support.

You might think of yourself as the person’s wife/husband/partner, or their son/daughter etc. You might see looking after them as something you just get on with. But recognising you are a carer means you are not alone – there is information and help available.

There are more than forty thousand carers in the city – join us, get the help you need and give carers a voice.

“I know for a fact that I would have gone under without support when I really needed it.”
Gaynor, a carer and now part of Manchester Carers Forum.

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Warm Home Discount Scheme – From Monday 15 October

October 15th, 2018|0 Comments

The Warm Home Discount Scheme is a government-run scheme beginning on Monday 15 October. If you are eligible, you could [...]

Volunteering with Manchester Carers Forum

October 4th, 2018|0 Comments

Most of our current volunteers are former carers who are using their experience to support carers, plus at the same [...]






Carers were impressed with the information provided in the FREE Managing Continence workshop!!

We are pleased carers enjoyed this workshop...so pleased we have added further workshop dates!!
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5 days ago

Manchester Carers Network

Big thank you to Karen from Bladder & Bowel UK (locally based at the Disabled Living Centre) for the talk on continence. Really interesting stuff, and great to break the taboo and talk about bowel and bladder problems that affect 6.5 million adults in the U.K. ... See MoreSee Less

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Take a look at our events page!!

We have just added more FREE workshops for carers in Manchester 😁
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Excited to kick off our Manchester Carers Network Working Together Day! #MCNtogether ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

Manchester Carers Network

Video for World Mental Health Day put together by team gaddum

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Gaddum Centre
Here is our clip for World Mental Health Day and about our services at gaddum

A big thanks to Alex, Julian and Rukhsar at #teamgaddum for working on this

#teamgaddum #worldmentalhealthday #WMHD
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Inspired by Moodswings we have brought our teddy Barry the Badger to work today on #WorldMentalHealthDay - he's having a look over our upcoming workshops with a nice cuppa! #WMHD #MakeWorkBearable ... See MoreSee Less

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4 weeks ago

Manchester Carers Network

This is the second story of day 1 of Spirit of Manchester Story Week #SpiritofMcrStory from Gaddum Centre

Today saw the relaunch of Himmat, a support centre for Asian Parent Carers. It was recognised that culturally-specific services were needed and Himmat began providing these in 1995.

They are part of the Manchester Carers Network, which is made up of 21 organisations and is a project managed by the Gaddum Centre. Today’s event was all about bringing network partners together to share good practice and to learn about other organisations. It’s the first event like this but it’s hoped that today’s success will mean the event can be repeated with other organisations in the future to build wider connections. This is about opening up networks and empowering carers (and those cared for) to learn about the support that’s available.

Staff, eight volunteers and over 30 people were at the event, which was particularly aimed at promoting Himmat and working with Talbot House to promote the support available to the majority of Himmat’s carers who are Asian. The wider benefits from today are massive - bringing the community together, demonstrating good practice, learning from each other and learning to be resourceful, sharing within the network, working in partnership and giving people a voice.

The benefits for those who use Himmat include shared experiences, feeling less isolated, new friends, support, learning, problem solving, and finding out what works for others. Regular activities include walks, sewing sessions and coffee mornings.

One participant today, Neesa, said "It is vital for us all to work together in support of carers and supporting services around Manchester"
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