Salford Carers Centre is part of the Gaddum Centre, an independent third sector organisation established in 1833 with a long history of providing quality services in the field of health and social care.
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.
We have a range of teams and services including:
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.
A specialised advocacy service for adult carers.
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.
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.
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.
In addition to the specialised one-to-one support we provide we also offer:
Weekly Carers Breakfast on Thursday 9.30 - 11.30
Monthly Wellbeing Walks for Adult Carers
A range of courses and wellbeing sessions throughout the year
A range of activities, courses and wellbeing groups for young carers throughout the year.
An advice and information telephone and email service which is available Monday - Friday 9am - 4.30.