Putting Wirral’s Unpaid Carers on the Map

JOIN Wirral Carers Alliance (WCA) at Arrowe Park Education Centre on Saturday 8th June 11.00 am – 3.00pm

(Free parking at the Fracture Clinic)

There are over 5.4 million people in England looking after friends or family members. Many of them don’t see themselves as carers.

A carer is anyone, children and adults who looks after someone who needs help because of their illness, frailty, disability, mental health problem or addiction and cannot cope without their support. The care they give is unpaid.

Wirral Carers Alliance (WCA) is newly formed and aims to bring together unpaid carers in Wirral to share their lived experiences. Wirral Carers Alliance will highlight the voices of unpaid carers, with decision makers, in the design and delivery of local services.

Unpaid carers often provide high levels of care for sick, or disabled relatives and friends resulting in unpaid carers being twice as likely to suffer from poor health themselves. We know that caring responsibilities can impact on the physical and mental health, education and employment. Unpaid carers have significantly poorer health and quality of life outcomes.

Healthwatch Wirral and Wirral Carers Alliance in partnership with Wirral University Teaching Hospital are hosting a day dedicated to unpaid carer’s inspired by this year’s theme from Carers UK, ‘’Putting Carers on the Map’’.

There will be a wide range of services offering advice & information as well as light refreshments and giveaways.

Call Healthwatch Wirral to find out more on 0151 230 8957 or Email info@healthwatchwirral.org.uk