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Are you an adult and do you provide care for someone over the age of 18?

Do you need information about services that may be available to you?

YES – Then you could be eligible for a CARERS GRANT!

A Carers Grant is a one-off payment and aims to support you to improve your quality of life, health and wellbeing and provide you with information about other services that may help maintain your independence and access to local  community services.

To find out more about a Carers Grant and how the Carers Wellbeing Service can help you with your caring role contact the Carers Helpline on 0151 670 0777 or email: cws@wired.me.uk

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Money Saving Tips

One of our members has saved £2,143 each year on just three things:

£520 on their annual water bill by applying for United Utilities Watersure- a scheme specially designed to help people who receive benefits and have a medical condition

£794 on their annual council tax bill by getting a disabled person’s reduction plus a further 25% reduction because one of the other two adults provides at least 35 hours of care

£829 on their annual contributions to Support-at-Home-Services by claiming for Disability Related Expenditure

Wirral Welfare Rights Team

Free and impartial advice on all benefit and tax credit problems. Tel: 0151 666 4570 on Mon, Tues, Thurs and Friday 9:30 – 12:30

Email: welfarerights@wirral.gov.uk

CEA Card

The CEA Card is a national card scheme developed for UK cinemas

The CEA Card allows you to obtain ONE free ticket for the person who is accompanying you to enable you to visit the cinema, by providing the assistance you require as a result of your disability, provided you purchase an applicable full price ticket for yourself. For more details visit our ‘links’ page

Hynt Card

Hynt is a national scheme that works with theatres and arts centres across Wales. Hynt cardholders are entitled to a ticket free-of-charge for a personal assistant or carer at all the theatres and arts centres participating in the scheme. For more details visit our ‘links’ page

Admit One Card

Both the National Trust and English Heritage give free entry to companions or carers of disabled visitors. For more details visit our ‘links’ page

Chester Zoo

Carer is admitted free when taking your cared for on a trip to Chester zoo. Please check with the zoo before travelling

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A bit about us

We provide carers with the opportunity to listen to and question guest speakers at our monthly meeting. These speakers are generally key service planners and decision makers from Wirral Borough Council, the NHS and other Carer Organisations. Our informal meetings are free and open to all carers. They are held on the last Wednesday of each month 10.00-12.30 at Wallasey Town Hall.

We also give carers the opportunity to work in partnership with Council Departments, Health Boards and other community and voluntary groups. In this way we can use our knowledge and experience to directly influence the shaping, delivery and monitoring of policy and services.

We aim to be a collective voice of carers living in Wirral, informing service providers of their needs so that capacity and quality of service are of the optimum standard. We will work with service providers to give carers access to up-to-date and timely information, in the most appropriate format, to support them in their caring role.

We aim to ensure that all carers receive recognition and respect for the role they play.

THE WIRRAL CARERS ASSOCIATION IS NOW PART OF THE LOCAL CARERS NETWORK (TLC NETWORK)