Looking after someone
Support for carers
Caring for someone can be demanding and isolating, which is why it is so important to get support – whether from other carers or organisations.
Liverpool Carers Centre
The carers centre provides information, advice and support to unpaid carers. We offer carers activities and training and the opportunity to meet other carers in similar situations.
If you would like to find out more about the support we offer or register as a carer, please contact us at:
This is a comprehensive online resource to help carers manage their lives around caring. It includes guidance on different stages of caring and information about benefits.
Call freephone: 0808 802 0202
Visit the Carers Direct website.
Hospital Trusts across the Merseyside and Cheshire Region have worked together with carers and carer organisations to develop a Carer Passport for use when a person is admitted to hospital for an inpatient stay. The passport:
- Raises awareness of the carer role
- Provides support to carers
- Recognises the importance of carers in patients' lives
- Provides information to managers and key healthcare professionals
- Details a partnership agreement in supporting the care of the patient during their stay in hospital
Speak to the ward manager where you or your loved ones are being cared for and ask about the Carer passport and what can be done to support you at this time.
You can also search for services for yourself and for the person for whom you care on the LiveWell Directory.
The directory lets you search services near you, by your postcode or by types of activity across Liverpool and the wider city region.
If you are aged 25 and under and look after a family member due to a long term illness or disability, the Barnardo's Action with Young Carers Service can help you. See our 'Young carers' page for more information and how to access the service.
Short breaks give looked after people and their carers time away from their usual routine. Breaks can be different for everyone, they depend on what would be helpful to you in your caring role. See our 'Short breaks' page for more information and how to access the service.