Being a Carer

Manchester Carers Centre

They deliver a range off free, high quality support services for unpaid carers in the city. These services include, providing information and advice, emotional support, practical help, community drop-ins, respite breaks, social activities, access to grants and training, and a dedicated young adult carers service for 16-25 year old carers.

Facebook: @manchester.carers.centre

Twitter: @mcrcarers

Telephone: 0161 27 27 27 0



Manchester Carers Network

They aim to help improve carers’ health and wellbeing and reduce ‘carer breakdown’ (when carers are in crisis). They do this by coordinating carer support and working to increase the number of carers being identified.

Facebook: @manchestercarersnetwork


Free Needs Assessment

Needs assessments are for adults (18 years of age or over) who may need help because of a disability, ill health or old age. Anyone who appears to have a need for care or support can have a needs assessment, regardless of the ‘level’ of those needs or the person’s financial resources.


Telephone: 0161 234 5001



Telephone: 0161 912 5199


Trafford Carers Centre

Trafford Carers Centre supports unpaid carers looking after someone who lives in the Trafford area, including help applying for a carer’s assessment by Trafford Council.

Telephone: 0161 848 2400


Being There

Being There is a small charity with support services in Manchester and Trafford providing emotional support and home-based practical help to people with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses, along with those closest to them, such as family, friends and carers.

Telephone: 0845 123 23 29


Talbolt House

Talbot House has been supporting the families of people with learning disabilities in Manchester since 1976.

Telephone: 0161 203 4095



Coronavirus (COVID-19) Advice for Carers

If you provide unpaid care to friends or family there is information and support available.

Manchester Telephone: 0800 234 6123

Trafford Telephone: 0300 330 9073


Free Carer’s Assessment

If you provide unpaid care for a friend or relative, you are entitled to a free assessment of your own needs as a carer from the council. You will be entitled to an assessment regardless of the amount or type of care you provide, your financial means or your level of need for support.

Manchester City Council – Caring for someone

Manchester Carers Forum

Regardless of whether you care for someone for just one hour per week or 24 hours per day, every day, Manchester Carers Forum is here to help. They can offer home visits if you would prefer to talk to someone face to face.

Telephone: 0161 819 2226


ACCG - African Caribbean Care Group

The ACCG delivers day care and home care services and aims to provide a service to the whole family, not just the person being cared for.

Telephone: 0161 226 6334


Young Carers

Lots of young people are carers without realising it – often for a family member such as a brother or sister, parent or an older relative. Sometimes it can be for a partner or friend who is ill, frail, has a disability, has a mental health concern or has a drug (or alcohol) addiction.

Manchester City Council

Young Carers Manchester

Carers UK

They’re here to make sure that no matter how complicated your query or your experience, you don’t have to care alone.

Telephone: 0808 808 7777