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During the coronavirus outbreak...
Knowsley Carers Centre is continuing to support carers during the coronavirus outbreak. Although our offices are currently closed, staff are working remotely to continue providing information, support and advocacy. We can signpost you to services to help with any issue regarding your caring role at this difficult time. You can contact us in the following ways.

Tel: 0151 549 1412
Please leave clear contact details on our answering service and we will return your call

Email enquiries@knowsleycarers.co.uk

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The following contacts may be useful to you during this time

Knowsley Borough Council

Adult Social Care - 0151 443 2600 Contact if you are unable to support yourself or the person you care for and help is needed with things like personal care, meal preparation, taking medications etc or there is a care package and formal carers are unable to attend due to being unwell/isolating.

Knowsley Community Hub

You can register for support with shopping, prescriptions and medications if you are isolating and have no one else to help. You can also phone them on 0800 073 0043.

The Alzheimer's Society

Government advice on contingency/emergency planning can be found here

Please continue to provide feedback about our services to Healthwatch Knowsley

Keep safe and we look forward to hearing from you

LATEST NEWS

Access to COVID testing to include unpaid carers.

The DHSC have revised their guidance on access to testing to include unpaid carers. Please see the link below here further information.
If you have COVID 19 symptoms you can apply for a test using the following link.


Healthwatch Knowsley wants to hear about how the COVID-19 outbreak has affected you

Healthwatch Knowsley aims to give residents and communities a stronger voice, both to influence and challenge how health & social care services are provided. Your feedback is crucial to this role.
To help you to have your say, we have a new survey which asks about your experience of accessing health and social care services and the impact Covid-19 has had on you and your family. It also asks about your wellbeing and how you have found accessing information and advice to help you at this time.
We are unable to host our usual focus groups, engagement sessions, partnership boards or coffee mornings at the moment, so feedback through the survey is more important than ever.
The survey has been live now for almost a week and we have had a really good response so far, so if you have filled it in ‚Äď thank you!
If you have not yet completed a survey then please click this link to do so.
If you would like to complete the survey but you are not able to do so online, do not hesitate to get in touch with Healthwatch Knowsley on 0151 449 3954 and we can complete your survey over the phone.


Contacting the Carers Centre

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, staff at Knowsley Carers Centre are following government guidance and working from home. If you need support during this period, please contact us on Tel 0151 549 1412 leaving your name, contact details and a brief description of the issue. Alternatively email enquiries@knowsleycarers.co.uk
Thank you for your patience during this difficult time.


Information about Covid 19

For information about the Covid 19 outbreak and what precautions you should take, please visit the government website https://www.gov.uk

Knowsley Carers Centre is currently operating a telephone only service.


Carers Survey

Calling all carers- please complete our survey.

Do you help to look after a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction would struggle without your support? If you do, then please take a few minutes to let us know your views.
Knowsley Council has worked in partnership with local carers and partners to develop a survey. The aim of the survey is to gather the views of unpaid carers and ensure their voice is at the very heart of the new Knowsley Carers’ Strategy.
Survey Here


Christmas Closure Dates 2019

Knowsley Carers Centre will be closed from Monday 23rd December 2019 until Thursday 2nd January 2020. If during this period you require urgent support with health and social care issues, please contact the Knowsley Access Team on Tel 0151 443 2600.
All the staff would like to wish everyone our very best wishes for a good Christmas and a peaceful New Year.


Direct Payments Event Friday 29th November 2019

Knowsley Disability Concern Conference and Marketplace

The event will take place at The Old School House, St Johns Road, Huyton, L36 0UX. Find out about Direct Payments.Help design the future of Direct Payments in Knowsley. Discover whats on offer locally.Book your place by calling Johanne or Billy on 0151 480 4090 or Email: info@kdc.org.uk


Carers Strategy Survey

Shortly we will be distributing a carers survey to gather your opinions on the priority areas for the development of the new carers strategy 2020-2025. Its important that you complete the survey so we can gather your views on the priority areas for the new carers strategy.



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