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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.

How you can join The Carers' Resource

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.

Join The Carers' Resource by calling 01706 925808

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.
Free training courses

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
Newbold Buildings
Oldham Road
Rochdale OL16 5QJ
Monday 10am-12noon Wednesday 10am-12noon Thursday 1pm-3pm Tel: 01706 925808
Heywood Training and Community Suite
Heywood Market
Hartley Street
Heywood OL10 4NR
Tuesday 10am-12noon
Saturday 10am-12noon (On the first Saturday of each month) 
Tel: 01706 925808
Unit 5-6 Midway House
Middleton Gardens
Off Fountain Street
Middleton M24 1AF
Mondays 1pm-3pm Tel: 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.

Social events

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 in 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 Alzheimers. Every last Wednesday of the month between 1.30pm-3pm St. Andrew's Church Hall, Baillie Street, Rochdale Tania Taylor on 01706 379 034

Carers week

Every year in June Carers' Week takes place to raise the awareness of carers' issues.

Thousands of people looking after sick or disabled relatives may be missing out on vital support that could help them juggle work and caring.

During carers' week we aim to:

  • Make sure carers know their rights.
  • Guide carers towards practical and financial support.
  • Raise awareness of the needs of carers. 

Contact us

01706 925808

Freephone: 0800 0910558

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