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Staff With Caring Responsibilities Peer Support Group

This peer support network group was 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.

This year for Carers Week, St Peter's House are hosting a day of events and activities for carers on Friday 10th June from 10:30am until 3pm. 

All events are free, but some require pre-booking online or you can email


The next meeting will be confirmed shortly - more details to follow.  Please mail 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

Our Managers Essentials pages contain useful guidance too.   They also have Parents and Carers pages which could also prove useful.

There is also guidance for Supporting Staff with a Caring Responsibility and a Carers' 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 




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:



Cheshire East

Cheshire West & Chester








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

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