Carers in Manchester
There are over 6 million carers in the UK, which saves the economy £87 billion per year. In Manchester alone, 60,000 carers provide unpaid support for a relative, friend or neighbour - so isn't it time that carers received the support they need?
This information has been written to provide essential information for carers and those who work with carers in Manchester. It is a tool with which every carer should be equipped in order to find out about their rights, vital services, benefits and much more.
The information here has been co-ordinated by Manchester City Council and has been supported by the Carers Strategy Group.
You can also get information from the CarersDirect NHS website.
If you identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender, there's support available from the LGBT Carers Forum.
Carers UK is a range of information delivered via the https://www.gov.uk/carers-uk website.
Manchester City Council also maintains a directory of services, activities and opportunities, many of which are for carers and many of which are free. Take a look at MyManchesterServices for more information.