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Staff With Caring Responsibilities Peer Support Group

This is a new peer support network group - established in August 2014.

The group aims to be a support network for members of staff who have caring responsibilities and a way to share experiences and help each other with the scenarios that arise out of being a carer.

Meetings

The next meeting will be confirmed shortly - more details to follow.  Please mail equalityanddiversity@manchester.ac.uk with agenda items or to be included in the meeting.

Useful Documents

There are some existing internal documents that people may find helpful:

Time off for special leave policy

Career Break Policy

Flexible Working Policy

 

Below are some external websites* along with some useful links for information & support

Carers UK

This is a website offering support and advice for the UK's 6.5 million carers:

Help & Advice 

Information

Contact

EAC

FirstStop Advice is an independent, free service providing advice and information for older people, their families and carers about care and housing options.

EAC First Stop Advice

Information & Queries

For young carers

NHS - Young Carers

Manchester Carers Forum provide pratcal support with the day to day challenges involved with being a carer

The Carers Trust (Formerly Crossroads)

 

There is also a great deal of information available from the different local authorities - as the support and resources differs between each one, it's best to check what's on offer from the local authority in which you (or the cared person) resides in:

Bolton

Bury

Cheshire East

Cheshire West & Chester

Manchester

Oldham

Rochdale

Salford

Stockport

Tameside

Trafford

Wigan

 *the university is not responsible for the content of external webpages
 

To join the confidential mailing list - please contact equalityanddiversity@manchester.ac.uk