How you can join The Carers' Resource
If you're a carer in need of advice, information, emotional support and would like access to free training courses to help you get back to work, join The Carers' Resource for help.
You can refer yourself by calling us to arrange a meeting. At the meeting you can talk to us about anything you need advice on. We understand that meeting us for the first time may feel a bit daunting so bring along a friend or family member if you wish.
We will usually discuss:
- Yourself and your needs.
- The person you care for and how you support them.
- Your benefit or pension needs.
- The services that may assist your care duties.
- Social and Health Care Services.
- Training and educational needs.
- Employment needs.
- Emotional support needs.
- Housing concerns.
What you get when you join The Carers' Resource
As a carer you can get access to:
- Advice on services so you can continue to care.
- Free training courses and lifelong education to suit your needs.
- A sitting service or childcare when you need support.
- Emotional and physical support.
- Consultations on how we can improve the services.
- Assistance if you have language support needs.
- Support if you have a disability of any nature.
You'll be able to access the following courses:
- Beginners Computers.
- IT Beginners and ITQ2.
- Internet and Email.
- First Aid at Work.
- Personal Development (including stress management, coping skills and beauty therapy).
- Card Making.
- ESOL (English for speakers of other languages).
- Literacy and Numeracy - improve your reading, writing and number skills.
- Male Carers.
- Art Group.
Support and advice
Drop in for support, advice or to discuss any problems you have, please try to call in advance to make sure somebody will be free to see you.
|Address||Opening times|| Telephone|
|The Carers' Resource|
Rochdale OL16 5QJ
|01706 925 808|
|Heywood Training and Community Suite|
Heywood OL10 4NR
Saturday 10am-12noon (On the first Saturday of each month)
|01706 925 808|
Unit 5-6 Midway House
Off Fountain Street
Middleton M24 1AF
|Mondays 1pm-3pm||0161 653 5278|
Newsletters are published to keep carers up to date with information and activities. If you'd like to include an item in the newsletter, please let us know.
You're welcome to come along to any social events and get involved by volunteering or organising them.
|Event||Description||Date and time|| Location||Contact|
Carers Support Group||Coffee morning run by carers for carers. Come along to be supported by other carers who understand.||Wednesday morning between 10am-12noon||Newbold Buildings, Rochdale||The Carers' Resource on 01706 925 808|
Macmillan Nurses Support Group||Support group for service users and carers of people with cancer or a life-limiting illness for advice, information and support.||Arrange an appointment|| ||Macmillan Nurses Team|
0161 251 8339
Aashiyana Carers Group||Support group for carers from South Asian communities with a child that has learning disabilities, physical disabilities or complex health needs.||Held on the last Tuesday of the month||The Carers' Resource||Rochdale Gateway on 01706 515 806|
Parents Forum for Children with Disabilities||For support, information and advice when caring for a child with a disability.||Contact us for details of meetings||Rochdale, Heywood and Middleton||Elizabeth or Carol on 07901 854 741 |
Mood Swings||For service users and carers of people with mental health needs.||Every fourth Tuesday of the month, 7pm-9pm||Newbold Buildings, Rochdale||The Carers' Resource on 01706 925 808|
Alzheimer's Carers' Support Group||For service users and carers of people with Alzheimer's.||Every last Wednesday of the month between 1.30pm-3pm||St. Andrew's Church Hall, Baillie Street, Rochdale||Tania Taylor on 01706 379 034|