Who are we and what do we do?
What is Halton Carers Centre?
A local, voluntary, organisation that focuses on the needs of informal carers (anyone not paid a wage for providing that care) in the Halton area.
What is a Carer?
A carer is someone who regularly looks after or assists a parent, child or other family member, friend or neighbour who has a disability, long-term illness or is growing increasingly frail. Many informal carers work full or part time in addition to providing care. Men are informal carers as well as women. Informal carers may be entitled to, or are claiming benefits.
How can I contact Halton Carers Centre?
Unit 7, Albert Square, Widnes WA8 6AJ. Telephone: 0151 422 0382 Fax 0151 422 0397
What does Halton Carers Centre do?
The services we offer are:
·Emotional Support - discuss any concerns you have or let off steam to a friendly, supportive, ear safe in the knowledge that anything discussed is treated as confidential.
·Telephone support line (practical, emotional and an aid to access other services)
·Welfare Rights Advice – Wednesday morning
·Halton Citizen Advocacy – Friday morning
·Comprehensive range of information including carer’s rights
·Holistic Therapy Day – every Tuesday - free to carers registered here
Registration is free, quick, simple, confidential and commits you to nothing
Access to outreach services is via appointments to reduce inconvenience.
All staff and volunteers at Halton Carers Centre are, or have been carers.
We provide a free service to informal carers offering support, information and more and have links or provide outreach to groups such as Making Space, Halton Citizen Advocacy, Welfare Rights to enhance the range we can offer to carers.
Other social / relaxation projects are in the pipeline – visit our website for up-to-date information or register with us to receive our newsletter.