Although our Centre's are currently closed we continue to work remotely.  We have changed our website to give you the latest news and advice on Covid 19 (Coronavirus) and tell you the easiest way to contact us and how we can help you.    See our latest factsheets below

As we are closed to drop in callers and appointments, the best way to contact our support workers is by our online chat button on this website - you can chat direct to a worker by pressing on the Chat button in the bottom right corner of this screen between 10am and 3pm weekdays, this is for General Information, Advice, Support and Benefits Advice to Carers. 

Alternatively, you call us on 01744 675 615 - this line is transferred to our workers and is extremely busy but you can leave a message with your name and telephone number and someone will call you back as soon as possible.



Did you have a benefits appointment booked?

Don't worry we are contacting you and will do your appointment by telephone, most of you will now have your appointment brought forward. Please wait for us to telephone you.



Covid 19 Help & Information

As Carers you will have a lot of questions about how to manage with the current Covid19 situation.  Please press here for the latest help and advice.

Carers Assessments

If you had a Carers Assessment or Review booked in with us, then there may be a slight delay in this. We will now need to do this by telephone and we will be contacting you in the next few days to re-arrange.  If this is urgent - please telephone us on 01744 675 615

Covid 19 Facsheets For Carers

We are updating information and advice available to Carers throughout the current Covid 19 outbreak -  below are some factsheets you can access by pressing on the links, these are updated as more information becomes available.

Online Benefits Chat

Press on our Chat button in the bottom right hand corner of this page to chat to our benefits advisors between 10am and 3pm weekdays.  This is the quickest way to get help from our benefits team.

Training Courses & Groups

We have unfortunately had to cancel all forthcoming training courses, groups and respite activities.   We have written to all Carers who had confirmed places.  We will publish a new schedule as soon as we can
re-open.

Carer Discount Card

We are unable to issue new Cards at the moment, if you need a replacement Card you can send us a message or email and we may be able to send a new card out to you in post, but there could be up to a week delay.  We are waiving the normal £1 charge for replacement cards.

Subsidised Gym Memberships Applications & Renewals

In Partnership with St Helens Council we are able to offer substantial discounts on Gym Memberships to carers registered with us - however as gyms are currently closed, we will not be processing any applications until further notice.

Personal Budget Payments

Some Carers who have received a Carers Assessment for caring for an adult may have been entitled to a personal budget payment. Please note there is currently a delay in these payments especially if the award was for respite breaks that cannot be taken at the moment due to the national "lock down".   If you feel the payment needs to be paid urgently, please contact us.

Sending In Your Receipts

If you have received a personal budget you should continue to send us your receipts, preferably by email info@sthelenscarers.org.uk or by post - you will be unable to bring these receipts in by hand at the moment whilst we are closed. Alternatively you should keep your receipts safe and bring them to us in person when we re-open.

Our Young Carers Service

All our young carer respite activites have been cancelled until further notice but we continue to offer support to them and thier families remotely.

To access our Young Carers Service please go to their website by pressing here.

Address

31-35 Baldwin Street, St Helens, WA10 2RS

Phone

01744 675 615
If you get our answering message during this busy period, please leave a message with your number and name and we will get back to you as soon as possible.