A carer is someone of any age who provides unpaid support to family or friends who could not manage without this help. This could be caring for a relative, partner or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or substance misuse problems.
Anyone can become a carer - carers come from all walks of life, all cultures and can be of any age. Many feel they are doing what anyone else would in the same situation, looking after their mother, son, or best friend and just getting on with it.
Carers don’t choose to become carers, it just happens and they have to get on with it. If they did not do it, who would and what would happen to the person they care for?
Sefton Carers Centre provides free advice and guidance, emotional and practical support, training and a range of holistic therapies for unpaid carers living in Sefton.
In order to access our services you will need to register with us, which is free of charge. By providing us with your details you will receive information and support which is tailored to your individual needs. We are registered under the Data Protection Act 1998 and all staff and volunteers are bound by confidentiality.
You can contact the Support Team for help and advice on 0151 288 6060, Monday to Friday, 9am – 4.30pm, and via our contact page. You can also visit the centre, 27-37 South Road, Waterloo, L22 5PE, without appointment on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30am – 4:30pm.
Our vision at Sefton Carers Centre is of a world in which the role and contribution of unpaid carers is recognised and valued and where unpaid carers have access to support and services of the quality that they need to live their own lives.
The following values will underpin and guide all that we do. We will:
Listen to carers
Respect the dignity of our carers
Work in partnership
Use our resources efficiently and effectively
Be a dynamic learning organisation
Be open, honest and transparent
Value diversity and equal opportunities