Community Directory

Community Directory

Organisation Name Description
WIRED Adult Carers Service

Who we are and what we do
The Warrington Adult Carers service provides free support to Adult Carers (including Parent Carers and Young Adult Carers in transition), the service focuses on identifying Carers and supporting them to access services to assist them in their caring role and to help them to maintain and improve their health and wellbeing. The overall aim of the service is to improve the quality of life for Carers in Warrington, supporting them to sustain their caring role and enhancing their ability to enjoy a life outside of their caring role.
Our services
The Warrington adult Carer’s team provides a range of services including;
· Carers information, advice and support
· Signposting to other local services
· The opportunity to talk confidentially with a Carer Support Worker
· Counselling
· Support with hospital discharge
· Free Carers’ Emergency Card service
· Free Leisure Access Card
· Free quarterly newsletter
· Training, personal development, stress management, therapy sessions, volunteering
· A range of social events
· Carers telephone helpline (01925 633492 Mon-Fri 9am-4.30pm)

How to access our services
Carers can contact our services directly using the telephone number or email address below or they can request to be referred to WIRED by a GP, a local organisation or any other professional

WIRED Young Carers Service

A Young Carer is a young person 18 years or under who helps to look after someone who has a disability, mental health condition, illness, or addiction.
WIRED Young Carers is a service jointly commissioned by Warrington Council and Warrington Clinical Commissioning Group to ensure that Young Carers and young adult carers up to the age of 25 are identified, and receive appropriate support to help then in their caring role. Helping may be a normal part of growing up; however, a Young Carer may regularly carries out significant caring tasks and assume a level of responsibility which would normally be associated with an adult. Many Young Carers enjoy their responsibilities and are proud of being a Young Carer; however, there is also evidence that it can have negative impact on their health and wellbeing. The WIRED Young Carers team provide a range of services to support Young Carers and to give them a break from their caring role.

Our services
WIRED Young Carers work within a whole family approach to provide support for the Young Carer. Support available includes:
· Providing Young Carers with one to one emotional support - This can take place at home, school or somewhere else
· Young Carers Advocacy - Ensuring that Young Carers voices are heard and that their views, wishes and feelings are taken into consideration in matters or decisions that affect their lives
· Support in meetings – e.g. Family, School, Team around family (TAF), Child in Need, Child Protection Conferences, and Strategy meetings
· Liaising with School so that teachers can better support their students - We currently hold a drop in service once a month in every high school in Warrington
· Consultation with Young Carers – shaping local services through our Young Carers Champions
· Alleviate and reduce inappropriate caring responsibilities - Assisting the Young Carer and their family to access additional support
· Weekly drop ins and activities - Providing respite from their caring role along with an opportunity to meet other Young Carers, access peer support, make friends, try a new activity and have fun!

How to access our services
Young Carers can contact us directly from the age of 14 but still need parental consent to use our services until they reach the age of 19. Young Carers can also be referred to the service by other professionals, e.g. Teacher, Social Worker, GP etc. Referrals from professionals need to include parental consent from the Young Carers parent/guardian.

Wirral & Cheshire Badger Group

The Wirral and Cheshire Badger Group is a registered charity which is dedicated to the conservation and protection of the Badger (Meles meles), working in Wirral and Cheshire to raise awareness and provide information and education about badgers and the threats to them and their habitat. We are a voluntary organisation which is funded by donations and by our members.

Woolston Brook School (Formerly Grappenhall Hall School)

Welcome to Woolston Brook School (formerly Grappenhall Hall School). We moved into our refurbished site in September 2015 and have worked alongside the builders as they have completed the work (it is almost completed). It is a bright, vibrant building where the staff and pupils work together to ensure that it is astounding.
We are a small school of up to 72 boys and girls, 56 in the secondary department and 16 in the primary department (known as the Cardell Centre). To help the pupils make progress they are taught in small classes (usually no more than 10) with both a teacher and a teaching assistant. We believe it is very important that pupils are ready to learn an as a result we start every day with a nurture session and have a pastoral team that will help keep pupils on track throughout the day.

Yolo Jo's Charity

We are an independent charity that supports people with terminal cancer. We aim to help people forget about their cancer, even just for a few precious hours, offering bucket list experiences.
Help us! Make your donations today.

Young Enterprise

We work directly with young people, teachers, parents, businesses and influencers to help build a successful and sustainable future for all young people and society at large.
Through our hands-on employability, enterprise and financial education programmes, resources and teacher training, we aim to reduce youth unemployment, help young people realise their potential beyond education and empower a generation to learn, to work and to live.

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The Gateway, 89 Sankey Street, Warrington, WA1 1SR Tel: 01925 246880
Registered in England & Wales as a Registered Charity 1129343
and as Company Limited by Guarantee No:6805818

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