Being a Carer

Tameside Carer's Centre

Services at the Carers Centre are free, and impartial with confidential information and support available through Advisors. They are part of a service called the Health and Wellbeing Service within the council and can give you more details about that part of our service if you enquire about this too.

Website: www.tameside.gov.uk/carers/centre

NHS Carer's Assessments

If you care for someone, you can have an assessment to see what might help make your life easier. This is called a carer’s assessment.

It might recommend things like:

  • someone to take over caring so you can take a break
  • gym membership and exercise classes to relieve stress
  • help with taxi fares if you don’t drive
  • help with gardening and housework
  • training how to lift safely
  • putting you in touch with local support groups so you have people to talk to
  • advice about benefits for carers

A carer’s assessment is free and anyone over 18 can ask for one.

Website: NHS: Carer’s Assessment

Positive Steps

Positive Steps is a charitable trust that delivers a range of targeted and integrated services for young people, adults and families that recognises the diversity of the people with whom they work.

Website: Positive Steps

Oldham Carers' Services

Oldham Carers’ Services offer a range of free services for unpaid carers across Oldham. If you care for a partner, family member or friend who could not manage without your help, then you are a carer.

Website: www.oldham.gov.uk/caring_for_someone

Tameside Young Csarers

Information and contacts for Young Carers in Tameside:

Carers UK

They’re here to make sure that no matter how complicated your query or your experience, you don’t have to care alone.

Telephone: 0808 808 7777

Website: www.carersuk.org

Email: info@carersuk.org