Carers Advice

Are You a Carer?

If you are please let us know using the form below - we may be able to help you.

Register a Carer

Practice Carers Lead - Chelsea Liddell

Chelsea is our Carers contact at the practice.  She can provide help and support to Carers including leaflets and contact numbers for support organisations. 

If you are a carer ask for Chelsea when you contact the practice for help.

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Bolton Carers Support

Are you looking after someone? Do you care for a family member or friend who is elderly, ill or who has a disability?

Then you are one of over 30,000 unpaid carers in Bolton. Caring for someone can be very rewarding and satisfying. At times, though, it can be exhausting and stressful.

We, your GP practice, want to ensure that all patients who look after a relative, friend or neighbour, receive the help and support they are entitled to. We are working with Bolton Carers Support to do this.

Please let our reception team know if you are a carer. This will allow us to contact you, when necessary, with information on services available to you, such as the annual flu vaccine or an annual carer's health check.

Carers UK

They’re here to make sure that no matter how complicated your query or your experience, you don’t have to care alone.

Telephone: 020 7378 4999


Useful Information

There is a wealth of information on NHS Choices about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.

Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home

Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you're a carer is important so they understand and can support you.

Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it's essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.

Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?

Finance and Law

Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.

Directing carers to the benefits that can help them in their caring role

Advice and information on helping the person you look after get the benefits that they are entitled to

How your benefits maybe affected after the death of the person you look after and what happens to their benefits

Advice for when carers find they have to take over the legal affairs of the person they are looking after

Advice for carers and the people they are looking after on claiming a whole host of other benefits unrelated to their disability or caring

Advice on keeping a tight rein on household and personal finance for carers

Information on claiming tax credits and whether you might be eligible


The services below support parents who have low mood or/and are anxious about their
new responsibilities and benefit from additional peer support, resources and activities


Peer Support Groups delivered across Bolton with a trained facilitator.
Meet other Parents in similar situations in a supportive environment.
For more information email:

Bolton Toy Library

Distribution of emotional health and well being kits for parents and babies.
Parent support drop ins and one to one support, taking place in a relaxed
supportive, friendly environment, and provision of resources and

Telephone 01204 395079 or


For parents or carers of a child between 0-2 years finding their parenting
challenging. Feeling lonely or unable to socialise like they used to. An
opportunity to talk to other parents experiencing the same situation in a
friendly, supportive non clinical setting.
Telephone: 01204 527200

Little Bats Learning

Experience the therapeutic benefits of nature for parent and baby.
Forest School programmes accessible to all, with supported sessions
tailored to each participant's needs. Opportunity to gain new
perspectives, confidence and skills to support your baby's physical,
mental and emotional development. We provide all equipment, including
hot food and drinks cooked outside. Waterproof clothing and footwear is
available to borrow. Sessions are led by a fully qualified Forest School
Leader. This support will act as a follow on/next steps from the peer
support groups.
Telephone: Elanor Gordon on 07402 470161 to find
out more and to book a place.

How to Access Support: By emailing the name of the person
who would benefit and their contact details to: or by contacting the
organisations directly. Parents can self refer
Babies and Toddlers are welcome with parents
at all sessions.

Bolton Together is the lead organisation supporting
this partnership. Further information can be found