Sefton Council has set up a helpline for anyone living in Sefton who needs support due to the situation surrounding coronavirus, please call 0345 140 0845 or visit their website: www.sefton.gov.uk/covidsupport
We have launched a new helpline for unpaid carers to get support and advice - 0151 288 6086 - Monday to Friday, 10am - 3pm - with the option for an evening call back for carers who are busy during the day. For more information please visit our website: https://www.sefton-carers.org.uk/index.php/latest-news/carers-helpline
For information regarding coronavirus testing, including priority testing for unpaid carers and other essential workers, please visit the link below:
Following the new government guidance regarding face masks our registered carers can contact the centre if they or the person they care for require a letter to state they are not able to wear one.
If you have any concerns about coronavirus and what it may mean for you (and the person you care for) then Carers UK have information around being prepared for circumstances where you may not be able to provide care support, as well as other helpful advice here: www.carersuk.org/help-and-advice/health/looking-after-your-health/coronavirus-covid-19
Our Young Carers page has been updated with different ways to get in touch here: www.sefton-carers.org.uk/index.php/young-carers-service/covid-19-information-for-young-carers
Visit our Parent Carers page for information and links here: www.sefton-carers.org.uk/index.php/carers-service/parent-carer-support
The North West Association of Directors of Adult Social Services have produced a practical toolkit to support the wellbeing and mental health of unpaid carers, available to download here: https://www.nwadass.org.uk/resources
For ideas and information from Together Matters about emergency planning for adult carers supporting an adult relative with learning disabilities please download their guide here:
The UK Government has published guidance for those who provide unpaid care for friends or family here:
Providing unpaid care to adults with learning disabilities and autistic adults:
The full details of the Coronavirus Act 2020 have been published here:
Personal Protective Equipment
Sefton Carers Centre Service Provision:
• All home visits are currently postponed - please use contact details above.
• All coffee mornings and social groups are still going ahead via our Facebook and Zoom platforms - please see our free courses for unpaid carers here.
For information on all of our services please use the menu at the top of the page.
We hope that these restrictions will be removed and our services resumed to their full provision, as soon as possible.