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Carers Information Site

Penwortham Carers Group:- Established in October 2015 by St Fillans Medical Centre.  The group meet monthly at Galloway Home in Howick, on the first Friday of a month between 11am - 1pm.  Friendships have been made and helpful advice and support given with the help of Lancashire Wellbeing Services.  If you are a Carer or have been a Carer, come along for an informal chat over coffee and biscuits.  We are a friendly, small group and welcome new members.  For more information contact the surgery.

Carers Week website:-

National Carers Association website:-

The Lancashire Multi-Agency Carers Strategy have commissioned an on-line survey for carers to help identify what is and isn’t working well for carers in terms of having a break from their caring role.   

Please can you fill in the attached survey - closing date intended to be the end of November.   Please click on the link below to complete the questionnaire:-


Carers Central - Putting Carers First.  For more information on this service please visit:-


Carers Central, 28 Church Street, Preston, PR1 3BQ

Office Open Hours:- Monday  11am - 3pm

                              Tuesday 11am - 3pm

                              Wednesday 11am - 3pm

                              Thursday 11am - 2pm

                              Friday - closed all day

Appointments only outside3 of these hours - Call the Helpline on 01772 200173

Other useful information for Carers:-

Content Supplied by NHS Choices 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.

  • Caring for a parent

    Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home

  • Telling people

    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.

  • Taking a break

    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.

  • Housing and carers

    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?

Contact Carers Direct

0808 802 0202
Helpline Information
Office Hours
Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.
Online Enquiry Form

Carers support groups

Finance and Law

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

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