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.


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.


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