Carers Manchester is a group of organisations working together to develop the Carers Manchester Pathway, to provide support to carers in a variety of ways including telephone and face to face support, organising breaks and running carer support groups. Details of the support they provide can be found in Our Network & Who we are.
New locality based services are also being developed and will be opening later in the year.
Carers Manchester Contact Point
Carers Manchester contact point is a new ‘first point of contact’ service that offers tailored support and advice to all unwaged carers in Manchester. We are a partnership of Gaddum, LMCP, Manchester Carers Forum and Wai Yin, working together to provide the contact point as part of the new Carers Pathway in Manchester.
All 62,000 unwaged carers in Manchester are able access the contact point for information, advice and support for a range of issues with just a phone call, email or click of the mouse. Trained advice workers from all four organisations are able to answer your queries or direct you to the relevant service. No question is too big or too small.
Gaddum, LMCP, Manchester Carers Forum and Wai Yin have over 300 years of expertise between them in serving a diverse range of communities in Manchester including Chinese and South East Asian carers. Which means there will be English, Chinese and Urdu speaking advice workers available to offer advice and support [link] on a range of issues including:
- Benefits and financial advice
- Bereavement support
- Employment advice
- Your rights as a carer
- Older carers
- Support for parent carers
We offer a safe space to talk about and discuss your caring role, and will be able to signpost you to community services should you need them, or make a referral for ongoing support.