A carer is someone who, without payment, provides help and support to a partner, child, relative, friend or neighbour, who could not manage without their help. The people they care for may be frail, ill, disabled or have a mental health problem, learning disability or issues with substance misuse.
Anyone can become a carer; carers come from all walks of life, all cultures and can be of any age. Many carers do not consider themselves to be a carer; they are just looking after their mother, son, or best friend, just getting on with it and doing what anyone else would in the same situation.
We recognise that carers are extremely important within families and communities and often help those they care for to live independently for longer. Unpaid carers have a tough job – it can mean unrelenting pressure, little chance to relax and a lot of worry. The system is complicated, and the issue is often hidden.
The Gaddum Centre provides support for carers. Our services include –
Salford Carers Service
Salford Carers Service has been supporting carers locally since 2001. We offer a comprehensive range of support, tailored to individual carer’s needs.
If you look after someone who has mental health issues, physical disability, long term illness, learning disability, drug or alcohol issues, dementia or frailty due to old age, we are here to support you.
- Our team can offer 1-to-1 information, advice and emotional support, we can signpost you to other services and support you to access a Carers Assessment.
- We offer outreach services in your local community, as well as working with a host of partners in health, social care and the voluntary sector to make sure that carers are identified and supported in a timely way.
- We will support you as carers to set up and run your own peer support groups and we run a number of carer focus courses each year.
- We have an award winning young carers and young adult carers service which works closely educational providers in the Salford and other youth service providers; our support is for the whole family.
- We work with other non statutory partners in the city, such as the Lowry Theatre, to ensure we can support carers tackle the poverty of isolation
You can stay up to date with our activities by following us on the website & via Twitter, or sign up for our monthly E-Newsletter for adult carers by emailing us.
Contact us to find out more:
Address: Salford Carers Service, Langworthy Cornerstones, 451 Liverpool Street, Salford M6 5QQ
Tel: 0161 212 5451
Twitter – @YACSalfordCarer
www.salfordyoungcarers.org (This website carries detailed information about support/activities for carer of all ages in Salford)
Bury Carers Centre
Bury Carers Centre supports individuals looking after a family member or friend with an illness or disability, frailty, impairment, mental health issue or addiction. Staff are able to give guidance, information and support to carers on a number of issues that may be impacting on their wellbeing. These include benefits advice, emotional and practical support, gaining a break from their caring role, health and wellbeing, education and employment and accessing a carers assessment. Staff are able to visit carers in their homes, alternatively carers are welcome to meet at Bury Carers Centre or in a neutral location.
Bury Carers Centre is a warm welcoming environment. In addition to one to one support, there is a weekly activities timetable. These include art classes, knit and stitch group, chair based tai chi, reading group, IT courses, meditation, legs, bums and tums, ukulele playing, singing for joy and a weekly coffee morning. There are also two support groups: Substance Misuse and Mental Health. There is also a complimentary therapist offering massages. Seasonal activities are also organised throughout the year. Referrals to Bury Carers Centre can be made via GP’s, social workers, third sector organisations and self-referral. Individuals can make a self-referral by telephone, email, or in writing to the address below.
There is also a Facebook page :-
Address: Bury Carers Service, Mosses Centre, Cecil Street , Bury, BL9 0SB
Tel: 0161 763 4867