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HomeCarersAdvice and support

Need a little help?

There’s lots of advice and information available out there to support those who support others. Whether it’s about health and wellbeing, benefits and finances, social care, medical information and more, this is the page for you. Many of these resources are created with the support of the carers I work with, and my expert team of carer support workers.

Gaddum Carers Salford has a free talking therapies service. If you’d like to speak to someone about how you’re feeling either face to face or by phone/Zoom, we can offer you a space to do so with one of our supportive counsellors.

We also have carers coffee mornings on the first Tuesday of every month, and a support group for male carers on the second Tuesday of every month, both at 11am – 12pm.

Contact us at or call 0161 834 6069. for more details.

What I can help with

Carers assessment

A carers assessment is about your needs as a carer but you can also talk about the needs of the person you are caring for.

Carers Assessment Factsheet


If you, or the person you care for, need extra help to pay for something there are many grants, funds, and charities that may be able to help including Gaddum and our trust funds.

Grants and Funding Factsheet

Hospital admission

Going into hospital is a worrying time thinking about what will happen to the person you care for if you go into hospital.

If the person you care for goes into hospital you may intend to carry on providing some care whilst they are in hospital. Far from giving you a break from caring, there are often extra responsibilities you have to take on.

My service in Salford offers specific support

Hospital Admission and Discharge Factsheet


Your home is your place to relax and unwind. What happens when you are caring for someone at home too?

Housing Factsheet

Parent carers

Parent carers rarely feel like ‘carers’. They are first and foremost parents. But being a parent of a child or adult who needs additional support means you are a carer.

Parent Carers Factsheet

Residential stays

Respite care means taking a break from caring, while the person you care for is looked after by someone else. It lets you take time out to look after yourself and helps stop you becoming exhausted and run down.

Residential Stays Factsheet

Speaking with professionals 

When the person you are caring for is unwell or in hospital it can be a stressful and confusing time, it may feel overwhelming if lots of different professionals
are in contact with you. We can help you through this.

Speaking with Professionals Factsheet


Helping you reach your best potential.

Health and Wellbeing Factsheet

Working carers

Juggling the demands of caring for someone and work can be challenging.

Balancing Work and Care Factsheet


Frequently asked questions

Can I get help with my referral?

Give me a call and let’s chat about it. My number’s 0161 834 6069 or drop me a message to


Do I need to be a professional to refer?

You can self refer but also professionals can refer on your behalf.

How long does it take to hear back?

Once a referral has been sent in, you will be contacted within 5 working days.

Call me on 0161 834 6069 or send me a message to