Trafford Carers Centre

Trafford Carers Centre

At a glance

Causes

  • Black, asian and minority ethnic groups
  • Campaigning
  • Counselling / advice
  • Financial inclusion
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Learning disabilities / difficulties
  • Local / community
  • Mental health
  • Older people / later life
  • Physical disabilities
  • Poverty relief
  • Social care
  • Young people

Other details

Organisation type: 
Charity
Geographical remit: 
Local

Objectives

The objective of the Charity is:

  • to promote any charitable purposes for the benefit of Carers, former Carers and those working with and for Carers in or around the Metropolitan Borough of Trafford and, in particular, the advancement of education and furtherance of health and the relief of poverty, distress and sickness.

The main strategic aims of the Charity are as follows:

  • to provide information, advice and support to all Carers, former Carers and those working with and for Carers in and around the Metropolitan Borough of Trafford, aiming to improve Carer’s physical, psychological and social lives.
  • to enable Carers and former Carers to have an independent voice to positively and effectively influence the development of relevant local services

Strategic objectives

The strategic objectives are:

  • Carers know about the Centre, find it accessible and perceive it a service for them 
  • Carers are educated about services, their rights and other information they need to carry out their chosen caring role effectively
  • Carers are able to recognise that their own needs are important and are supported to take action to improve their lives
  • Carers will feel less stressed and isolated and feel more healthy and confident and thus able to carry out the role they choose
  • Carers have a stronger voice in service development and the Centre will help to ensure that services better fit Carers’ needs

Activities

Trafford Carers Centre offers advice, advocacy, information and emotional support to anyone who is an Unpaid Carer in Trafford. The Centre holds details of other organisations in Trafford and numerous publications. This information is used to help Carers to learn about their rights and the services available to them. The Centre can also liaise with Social Services or other agencies or accompany Carers at meetings to secure practical and general support for the Carer or the person they are caring for. The Centre provides a listening ear for any Carers that require emotional support or simply want to off-load their problems or discuss their concerns.

OUR SERVICES

Carers Assessments

Our casework team works with carers to assess their needs and look holistically at their life and how their caring role is impacting them.

Emergency Card

The Centre operates an emergency card service. This scheme means that in the event of the Carer being in an accident or emergency, Trafford Warden Services are contacted to Co-ordinate care for the person the carer looks after. Carers can also activate emergency sitting services in illness or emergency.

Carers Support Funds

The Centre offers a flexible fund for any Carers who look after adults to have some time out. 

Counselling

We operate a Counselling service to Carers in Trafford from our Health and Wellbeing Centre in Sale.

Massage/Reflexology

These are provided by Therapists to enable Carers to have a little bit of time to themselves. 

Health and Wellbeing Groups

The Health and Wellbeing Centre provides many support groups, including:

  • Relaxation Classes
  • Mindful Yoga Classes
  • Sale Scribbler Group
  • Eat Well for less
  • Creative Relationships Group
  • Bereavement Group 

Carers Support Groups

Trafford Carers Centre also provides social support and isolation reduce groups including:

  • Autism Group
  • Flower Arranging Group
  • Art Group
  • Carers Choir
  • Craft Group
  • Genealogy Group
  • Mental Health Support Group
  • Carers Coffee Afternoon

Current opportunities

Greater Manchester, M33 7XX

Trafford Carers Centre supports unpaid carers looking after someone who could not manage without them. Governed by a Board of Trustees we focus on...