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Charity (no. 507162)

Salford Carers Centre

"Working with unpaid carers who provide care & support to someone who would not be able to manage"

Who We Help, Why We Help & the Difference It Makes

Did you know there are 7 million carers in the UK and over 23,000 in Salford. About 700,000 of carers in the UK are young carers- that’s about one in 12 secondary aged pupils.

We provide a range of services to young, young adult and adult carers in Salford who are providing care and support to friends and family who without them would not be able to manage. This may be due to a long term illness, a disability, a mental health condition, because they are frail or elderly or due a substance misuse problem.

Salford Carers (soon to be gaddum Salford) works with children, adults and families, and offer a range of services, listening, advising and supporting them to a better tomorrow.

Please see this video addressing some of the issues experienced by young carers to understand why we do what we do.

Our Services Are

Free

What Would You Like Now?

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We have a range of teams and services including (please click on the green links for further information):

Advice and Information

An advice and information telephone and email service which is available Monday - Friday 9am - 4.30pm. If you would like more information about our service please email us  at salford.carers@gaddum.co.uk or phone us on: 0161 212 5451. 

Adult Carer Support Service

An adult carer support service for an adult caring for someone of any age or with any type of condition. The team can offer one-to-one intensive support, specialist information and advice, support with welfare rights and referrals to other services. The service is tailored to meet the needs of the carer with a focus on wellbeing.

Advocacy

A specialised advocacy service for adult carers.

Adult Mental Health Service

An adult mental health service with workers based within GMMH secondary mental health services who are their to support carers of those with severe and enduring mental health conditions.

Young Carer and Young Adult Carer Service

A young carer and young adult carer service, the service works specifically with young carers over the age of six and up to the age of 25. The service will look at the specific needs of the young carer and work with the whole family to help reduce the impact of the caring role on the young person and work to remove any inappropriate caring that may be taking place.

Enhanced Carer Support Project

The Enhanced Carer Support Project is a pilot project working specifically with five wards at Salford Royal and Woodlands Hospital to identify and provide a package of intensive support to carers when the person they care for is admitted to hospital.

Carers Breakfast

Weekly Carers Breakfast on Thursday 9.30 - 11.30

Befriending

gaddum Befriending Service is a free service that supports socially isolated people over 60 in Manchester and Salford. The Befriending Co-ordinator aims to match up individuals with a volunteer befriender who would visit them regularly for social interaction.

Therapy

  • BAME Specific Therapy Service - This is a free service, which offers fixed-term therapy (6 to 12 sessions) to BAME clients registered with a GP in North, South and Central Manchester.
  • Psychological Therapies for Older People - This service is an opportunity for older people to talk about their feelings in a confidential, safe space, with our Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Service (IAPT)
  • Primary Care Talking Services (IAPT) -The Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme is an NHS England Initiative, aiming to improve access to talking therapies via Primary Care.  Our IAPT service offers 1-1 sessions with a therapist to patients registered at 13 GP surgeries in Manchester.
  • Palliative Care - This specialist service supports the families of children with a life limiting or a life threatening illness. Our service is also offered after a child has passed away. gaddum’s trained staff are able to work with parents, siblings and carers.

Wellbeing Walks for Adult Carers

Monthly Wellbeing Walks for Adult Carers

Courses and Wellbeing Sessions

A range of courses and wellbeing sessions throughout the year

Activities Courses and Wellbeing Groups for Young Carers

A range of activities, courses and wellbeing groups for young carers throughout the year.


Additional Information

Our Work with Professionals

If you are an education, health, social care or other professional who works with or comes into contact with unpaid carers it’s important that you are able to recognise, identify, include, involve and support carers of any age.

Referrals

Referrals to Salford Carers Service can be made by anyone; this could be a professional working with the person with care needs, a family member or friend of the carer or person with care needs or the carer themselves.

To make a referral we ask that a referral form is completed and ideally emailed to us at: salford.carers@gaddum.co.uk or posted to: Salford Carers Centre, Langworthy Cornerstone, 451 Liverpool St, Salford, M6 5QQ.

Please complete as much of the form as possible. We have two different forms.

If you are referring a young carer or young adult carer (someone under the age of 25) please complete this form.

If you are referring an adult carer (caring for someone of any age) please complete this form.

Films

Please click here to see videos

  • raising awareness for the impact being a carer makes on a young person's education and schooling.
  • addressing some of the issues experienced by young carers. In it we re-enact situations from the young people's experiences in health settings as well as interview health professionals themselves about their awareness of young carers.
  • looking at young carers in primary schools

Privacy

Please click here to find information about the ways in which we collect, and our lawful bases for collecting and processing personal data about you. You will also find information on how this information is used, and what your rights are.

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