Information for Carers

Are You A Carer?

If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you.

Halton Carers Centre

Halton Carers’ Centre is a network partners of the Carers Trust. We work to reach unpaid young & adult carers and develop services for them across the borough. This website explains our services and how they can help you to manage your caring role confidentially, have some time for yourself and stay well.

Please find attached online registration form for anyone wishing to register as an unpaid carer with Halton Carers Centre 

Halton Carers’ Centre contact details are:

62 Church Street, Runcorn, Halton, WA7 1LD.

Tel: 01928 580182 

Good News!

Pamper therapies and podiatry service are up and running again in Halton for carers to access.

  • Tuesday - pamper therapies
  • Wednesday - podiatry
  • Thursday - reflexology
  • Saturday - pamper therapies, reflexology and podiatry

If you are a carer and would like to access an appointment for any of the above services, please telephone the office on 01928 580182. The first appointment is free of charge for all therapies/reflexology/podiatry and then a charge for all appointments booked thereafter. 

NHS Links

There is a wealth of information on NHS Choices about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.

  • Caring for a parent

    Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home

  • Telling people

    Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you're a carer is important so they understand and can support you.

  • Taking a break

    Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it's essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.

  • Housing and carers

    Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?

Finance & Law

Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.

  • Benefits for carers

    Directing carers to the benefits that can help them in their caring role

  • Benefits for the person you care for

    Advice and information on helping the person you look after get the benefits that they are entitled to

  • Death and benefits

    How your benefits maybe affected after the death of the person you look after and what happens to their benefits

  • Managing someone's legal affairs

    Advice for when carers find they have to take over the legal affairs of the person they are looking after

  • Other benefits

    Advice for carers and the people they are looking after on claiming a whole host of other benefits unrelated to their disability or caring

  • Personal and household finance

    Advice on keeping a tight rein on household and personal finance for carers

  • Social fund
  • Tax credits

    Information on claiming tax credits and whether you might be eligible