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Help for Carers

Welcome to The Trust's Help for Carers directory page. Here you will find links through to all the key topics and articles about caring, which in turn will signpost you to the best information available on the internet. If you can't find what you're looking for, then simply email

I care for someone with…

Physical Disabilities and Illnesses
Mental Illness
Old Age
Learning Disabilities

Respite Care

Respite Care (Introduction)
Permanent Care

Holidays and Days Out

Taking a holiday
Booking a holiday
Travelling by air or sea
Travelling with equipment and medicine
Days out together

Transport and Mobility

Transport and Mobility (Introduction)
Public transport
Driving Licenses
Financial Help with Travel
Personal Mobility
Blue Badge Parking Scheme

Taking care of yourself…

Taking care of yourself... (Introduction)
Sexual Relationships
Managing stress
Eating healthily

Money and Benefits

Money and Benefits (Introduction)
Carer's Assessment
Carer's Allowance
Disability Living Allowance/Attendance Allowance
Housing/Council Tax Benefits
Income Support and Tax Credits
Benefits Top Tips


Carers and Employment
Dealing with change


Organisations (Introduction)
Physical Disabilities - Links
Mental Health - Links
Learning Disabilities - Links
Health Conditions - Links
Old Age - Links
Government and Statutory Bodies - Links

Getting the most from your…

Getting the most from your... (Introduction)
Getting the most from your GP
Getting the most from your Occupational Therapist
Getting the most from your Counsellor


Bereavement (Introduction)
Practical issues following a death


Carers into Education - a chance to learn

Books and guides

The Essential Carer’s Guide
The Carer’s Handbook
Carers in the City - a collection of stories and poems by carers in Manchester
Family Doctor - health books on a range of conditions

Carers Centre Map

Find your nearest carers centre
Carers Centre Map
Go to the map


Come and meet other carers in our chatroom, usually busy in the evenings
a carer with the person they look after
Go to the chatroom


Join us on Facebook


Follow us on Twitter
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Young Carers

Under 19? Visit our young carers site for support and advice.

Carers Direct Helpline

Confidential info and advice for carers
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Find out more here

Colds & Flu

Check your symptoms and get cold and flu advice
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colds and flu advice