About Manchester Carers Network

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About Carers

Manchester Carers Network is a group of voluntary organisations who provide information, advice and support for carers.

WHAT WE DO
WHO WE ARE
OUR PLANS
HOW TO GET INVOLVED

WHAT WE DO

We aim to help improve carers’ health and wellbeing and reduce ‘carer breakdown’ (when carers are in crisis). We do this by coordinating carer support and working to increase the number of carers being identified.

Day to day, we provide a wide range of help for carers, including:

  • one-to-one carer support, in person and over the phone
  • information and advice
  • emotional support
  • local carer support groups
  • training
  • helping you access other help, like getting a carer’s assessment or benefits entitlement checks
  • specialist support, for carers of people with mental illness, stroke, dementia, learning disabilities and for carers who speak little or no English
  • peer mentoring
  • respite opportunities/carers’ breaks
  • activities and day trips
  • home visits

To find out more about individual organisations, click here

HOW TO GET INVOLVED

Carer volunteer

To find out more about what we are doing, check our Events and sign up for our email newsletter

  • Volunteer
  • carer voice
  • send us your feedback
  • local groups
  • tell us your story
  • consultations

OUR PLANS

Carers learning & development programme – workshops, online and more to help carers get the knowledge and skills they need.

Young carers’ project. We want to find out about young carers’ experiences – of caring, of how it affects their health and wellbeing, and of getting support. We also want to hear from professionals who work with young carers. To get involved, please contact us

WHO WE ARE

The Network includes 21 voluntary organisations providing information, advice and support to carers. We work closely with partners like Manchester City Council, Manchester Health and Care Commissioning, Greater Manchester Mental Health, GPs, hospitals and many others – including the Greater Manchester carers agenda.

See which organisations are in the Network

Chair: Lynne Stafford, CEO Gaddum Centre

Coordinator: Paul Woolley

Community Engagement Worker: Erica Whittaker-Wallis

Carers Learning Programme Project Worker: Glyn Meacher

Carers Learning Programme Administrative Assistant: Amara Freed

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