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AQSCarers Helpline 0151 670 0777




Wirral Information Resource for Equality & Disability is an organisation of and for disabled people and carers that provides a range of services to people, acts as an umbrella organisation for other local disability groups and promotes the inclusion of disabled people into society.


Wirral Borough Council


Wirral is a lively peninsula, almost surrounded by the sea, with lots to explore. More than 312,000 people live here, and many visit to enjoy our sandy beaches, magnificent views, water sports, and fresh sea air. The organisation delivers hundreds of specialist services to our customers.

Our organisation is made up of six departments (listed below):


  • Corporate Services
  • Adult Social Services
  • Children and Young People
  • Regeneration
  • Finance
  • Technical Services

Carers Trust

Carers Trust is a new charity which was formed by the merger of The Princess Royal Trust for Carers and Crossroads Care in April 2012. Carers Trust works to improve support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems. With our Network Partners, we aim to ensure that information, advice and practical support are available to all carers across the UK.

Carers Uk


Carers UK is the voice of carers. Carers provide unpaid care by looking after an ill, frail or disabled family member, friend or partner.

Carers give so much to society yet as a consequence of caring; they experience ill health, poverty and discrimination. Carers UK are an organisation of carers fighting to end this injustice.


Small Steps

Small Steps group is run by parents for parents. We are open to all parents of children with disabilities or any additional need you do not need to have diagnosis. We are here for a chat and any help we can give we are happy to help. Sometimes it's just nice to know you’re not alone and I can assure you that you will not shock us come along and join in we are hoping to organise days out with the children.


Parent Partnership


Wirral Parent Partnership is an impartial information, support and advice service for parents/carers of children with special educational needs and/or disabilities and also for professionals working to support those needs.

Through a variety of means Wirral Parent Partnership Service works closely with parents/carers, schools, the Local Authority, local support services and voluntary organisations to increase parental understanding of special educational needs to enable parents/carers to become more involved in their children's educational development.

Wirral Health commisioning Group


Wirral Health Commissioning Consortium (WHCC) was established in 2010 and now comprises 27 GP practices from across Wirral serving a population of approximately 165,000 patients, making it the largest Wirral consortium.

Wirral GP Commisioning Consortium


The NHS White Paper, “Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS,” proposes the abolition of Primary Care Trusts by 1 April 2013 when Clinical Commissioning Groups will take over the commissioning of health services.

To ensure that PCTs can operate efficiently during the transition they have been grouped into “clusters” with a single Executive Board. NHS Wirral has been clustered with NHS Warrington, NHS Western Cheshire and Central and Eastern Cheshire Primary Care Trust. 

Money Advice Project


Free and confidential advice for money and debt problems. MAP have just received PHIF funding to support any carers with debts or money advice.

Family Tree


Family Tree is a Wirral based organisation supporting carers of people with severe mental health problems, especially those that are psychotic in nature.

Family Fund


The Family Fund helps families with severely disabled children to have choices and the opportunity to enjoy ordinary life.

Young Carers.net


A service for young carers. Provides information, support and issues important to young carers.



Public services site, with direct relevance to Caring. Issues

covered include; Carers and

Employment, Carers' Rights

and Money Matters to name a few.

Wirral Well


Wirral Well is a one stop shop, online information hub for wellbeing, health and social care services.

Age Uk


Age UK has a vision of a world in which older people flourish. We aim to improve later life for everyone through our information and advice, campaigns, products, training and research

Role On
Role On is a charity set up to support former carers on Wirral. We provide social outings and lunches for our members, providing opportunities to make new friends and share experiences with other former carers.
Our aim is to reduce the isolation often experienced by carers and help them move on from their caring role. We are always keen to hear from potential new members. for more info call 0151 645 6027



Barnardo’s transforms the lives of vulnerable children across the UK through the work of our projects, our campaigning and our research expertise.



Headway Wirral is a local charity that works to improve life after brain injury. We provide support, services and information to people with an acquired brain injury, their relatives and carers. We work closely with health and legal professionals and provide guidance on such matters as social services and financial support.

Wirral Carer Association

We provide Carers with the opportunity to listen to and question guest speakers at our monthly meeting. These speakers are generally key service planners and decision makers from Wirral Borough Council, the NHS and other Carer Organisations. Our informal meetings are free and open to all Carers. They are held on the last Wednesday of each month 10.00-12.00 at Wallasey Town Hall.







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