CarerLinks+ Cheshire East
What is CarerLinks+?
CarerLinks+ is our new service providing support to unpaid adult carers from the LGBTQ+ community. This innovative project will focus on understanding the barriers that people in this under represented group face and work collectively to improve awareness, understanding and access to services.
Who is a carer?
A carer is someone of any age who cares, unpaid, for a family member or friend who, due to illness, a disability, a mental health problem or an addiction, cannot cope without support.
Why do we need to identify LGBTQ+ carers?
Caring can be very rewarding, but also very demanding and can affect physical and mental health and emotional wellbeing.
This innovative project, part of the Making Carers Count Programme, launched by Carers Trust will focus on understanding the barriers that people face. Extensive research was carried out across a number of under represented groups, LGBTQ+ carers being one of those groups, so we aim to work collectively to improve awareness, understanding and access to services.
How CarerLinks+ can help carers?
- By supporting carers to think about their own needs and plan action for change.
- By listening and offering a range of services and support to help carers improve their health and well being, including; 1:1 support, information, advice, advocacy and signposting.
- By providing carer breaks, delivered by experienced Carer Support Workers, allowing carers to have some time to themselves.
- By working in partnership to link carers with all other sources of help and support.
Making Carers Count
Making Carers Count is a multi-partner programme aiming to identify and support carers who are under-represented amongst the community groups we currently reach and who have been disproportionately affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Send a referral form to our CarerLinks+ team:
Our Carer Portal is now LIVE!
The Carer Portal is a new website for carers that enables you to have 24 hour access to information and support. We know that sometimes life gets a little busy when you’re a carer so the Portal is there whenever you need it. The Carer Portal is completely free to use, all you need to do is sign up and create an account.