Caring can have a direct and significant impact on the carer's health: In particular carers are more likely to suffer from poor sleep, back problems, stress related illnesses and depression. Carers often put their own health as a low priority, due to their caring role.
There are various assessments and services to support carers in their role.
All carers are entitled to a carers assessment. This looks at the carer's needs and identifies any support required. For more information go to Trafford Carers Centre website or call the helpline
In order to help carers improve their health, and remain fit and well, Trafford Carers Centre offers a comprehensive Carers Health Check: The centre works closely with many GP practices throughout Trafford to help support carers. For more information go to Trafford Carers Centre website or call
Any one can ask for a benefits check by a qualified benefits advisor. To speak to someone about your individual situation telephone:
Benefits Advice Line 0161 912 2735
Mon - Thursday 9:30 - 12:30