Information for Carers

Carers look after family, partners or friends in need of help because they have an illness, disability, mental health problem or are frail or elderly.

Carers can be of any age.

Carers have a right to ask for a carer’s assessment if they need help with, or a break, from caring.  Contact Social Services – 0151 647 7000

Wirral Information Resource for Equality and Disability provide a special Carers Helpline on 0151 670 0777 which is an invaluable first point of contact for any issues Carers may feel they need assistance or advice on.

Their poster is here 


General Advice and Support

Organisation Contact


01270 255295
Citizen’s Advice Bureau


08701 264119
NHS Direct


0845 4647
Children Parent Partnership


01606 814300
Contact a Family


0161 7430700
Older People Age Concern


0151 666 2220
Alzheimers Disease Society


0161 495 7225


Latest News For Carers – Time & Support for you

Carers Week Line Up 2024

Carers Yoga – Online and Face to Face A4

Carer Support Group A4

Please click on the attachment to discover what is on in your area during Carers Week, why not join with fellow carers for support and a chat.  You never know new friends may be waiting!

Please see Wired’s website for further details Wired

Useful Websites


Alzheimer’s Society


Contact a Family – for families with disabled children


The Princess Royal Trust for Carers


Carers UK – the voice of Carers


Crossroads – caring for Carers




The National Autistic Society


If you would like details of other organisations that might be able to help you please visit