Wigan and Leigh Carers Centre
Information for Professionals
Who is a Carer?
A carer is a person who looks after a family member, relative, partner, neighbour or friend who could not manage on their own due to ill health, old age, disability, drug or alcohol misuse or who has mental health problems.
Key to this definition is that there is a pre-existing relationship with the person they are caring for.
Who do we support?
The Carers Centre supports anyone that is caring for someone who lives in the Wigan Borough.
Working with professionals from Health and Social Care is one way that we can continue to reach as many carers as possible to ensure that carers receive the support they require and deserve.
Wigan and Leigh Carers Centre offer regular information sessions at the Centre for professionals that come into contact with carers.
Information Session Dates
Wednesday 22 January 2020 9.30am-11.00am
Wednesday 18th March 2020 9.30am-11.00am
Wednesday 13 May 2020 9.30am-11.00am
Why not come along and visit our fantastic centre, find out about the services for carers, and how we can work together to support Carers. This is also a great way to connect with other organisations.
We can also come along and deliver an informal talk to staff teams, community groups and local businesses at a convenient time for you.
How can I refer a carer?
If you are working with a carer you can refer to the Carers Centre in the following ways
If you have access to Mosaic, referrals must be made via this system
For anyone that does not have access to mosaic, referrals can be made by telephone to the Carers Centre reception on 01942 705959
Carers can also make a self referral by
2) calling into the Carers Centre or
3) request a call back via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you an employer? Do you know how many carers are in you workforce?
Many carers are juggling work with lwith caring and that number is rising.
Without the right support, 1 in 6 carers are forced to give up or cut back work to care.
Practical tips and resources, advice and information is available on line at efcdigital.org.
For further information on any of the above, contact Gail on 01942 705959 or email email@example.com