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What do carers do

Caring responsibilities may vary over time and may be difficult to predict from day to day. Anybody can become a carer, as a result of a sudden event such as an accident or this may be a gradual process when someone’s physical or mental health slowly deteriorates. 

What help is available?

  • Services that can give you a break from caring
  • Activities for the person you care for
  • Carers Allowance

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Short term breaks

  • Residential and nursing home care
  • Advice on benefits and managing your finances
  • Information about where you can get other support and help locally
  • Equipment and adaptations in the home of the person you care for to make
  • caring for them physically easier
  • Someone to talk to about your situation
  • Support groups
  • Help with any health problems you may have
  • Carers Self-Assessment

Alternatively, you can complete a Carers’ Self-Assessment . A Self-Assessment gives you the choice to assess your own needs as a carer. You will be asked questions about the person you care for, and the type of care you provide. This will help us to understand your needs and whether we can provide you with help and support in your caring role.

Further information, please contact Halton Council - 0151 907 8306​