Support for Carers from the VCSE Sector


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The changes in the Care Act explicitly states that carers will for the first time be recognised in law in the same way as those they care for.

A significant contribution has been made by the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Sector in Salford in supporting carers. Scroll down to view our collection of service providers currently offering, courses, respite, training, assistances to carers in Salford.

Salford CVS are happy to promote these services but takes no responsibility for the services offered.

Salford Carers Centre also have a directory of support groups for carers. View the Centre's updated Support Groups for Carers in Salford Directory.

Carer's Rights Guide

Whether you’ve been caring for years or are just starting out, it’s important to be aware of your rights and where to go to get help. The Carers Rights Guide outlines the rights of carers, and give the full picture of the practical and financial support available. Download the guide in full.

Advanced Life Support Group (ALSG)


Advanced Life Support Group (ALSG) is a medical education charity dedicated to saving life by providing training. As a leading medical charity, based in Swinton, we aim to improve outcomes for people in life-threatening situations, anywhere in the world.

ALSG offer courses; 'Safe Care Closer to Home' which include training to deal with emergencies in collapsed adults and children, those with mental health issues, pregnant women and children being cared for at home with a tracheostomy.

Further information available here

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Contact: Community Co-ordinator
Phone: 0161 794 1999

Age UK Dementia Support Services

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Age UK Salford’s Dementia Support Service (DSS) has been working with families, individuals and professionals since 1998. The service offers one-to-one and group-based support across the city and delivers training programmes aimed at supporting carers to develop a better understanding of dementia, to meet other carers to share advice and experiences and to support them in their everyday lives. The DSS also run a Buddy Service, providing social and activity groups for people with early-onset dementia.

Further information available here

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Being Well Salford

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Being Well Salford work with people to help them decide what’s most important for them to tackle – cutting back on smoking and drinking, changing what they eat, being more active, meeting other people, or all these things!

People decide what changes to make – and then find out what can make them stick. Being Well Salford helps people to take more control and create solutions for their daily life. Well Being Coaches help people make practical changes and set realistic targets that they control.

Further information and case study available here

Or visit:

Contact: 0161 743 3575



CALLplus is a local charity providing emotional support and home-based practical help to people with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses, along with those closest to them, such as family, friends and carers.

We can offer someone to talk to confidentially about cancer, along with home visits, social events and practical assistance, for example help with shopping, as well as support at hospital appointments. Essentially support to carers tends to be short respite sessions, signposting, help with shopping & prescriptions and transport to Clients’ medical appointments.

Further information available here

Or visit:

Contact: Volunteers’ Managers, Margaret Carleton or Sue Stott (job share)

Phone: 0161 212 4473


The Fed


The Fed is one of the North West of England’s oldest Jewish charities which has been operating since 1867. The Fed’s Carers’ Services are for adult carers who are looking after someone who is 18 or over. Our Carers’ Advice Workers provide signposting, practical advice and carry out carer assessments. They identify what services/action might help to make the caring situation easier.

Staff can provide information about rights, benefits and opportunities for carers. We provide a short break sitting service. Volunteer co-ordinators match volunteers to each caring situation and arrange for them to spend time with the cared-for person.

Further information available here

Or visit:

Contact: 0161 772 4771

Inspiring Futures Project

Inspiring Communtiies

The Manchester YMCA, in partnership with Salford Young Carers Service, is delivering the Inspiring Futures Project. The Project aims to work with young adult carers, aged 16-24, who live in Salford and are not currently engaged in education, employment of training.

Young adult carers have the opportunity to access free accredited study and development programmes. The programmes are flexible and designed to fit around the availability of each individual young adult carer. Participants will be offered one to one sessions with a project mentor who will support them to find out what’s important to them and to help set manageable goals.

Further information available here.

Or visit:

Contact: Tel: 0161 832 7073/ 837 3535
Mobile: 07761 491 608

Penderels Trust

             Penderels Trust

PA Finder: For People looking for Care - Employers

If you are looking to employ someone to meet your care and support needs, we know it can be a daunting and sometimes expensive task. Finding the right personal assistant is important and it can be difficult to know where to begin to find that right person.
Salford PA Finder has been developed jointly by Salford City Council and Penderels Trust. Using PA Finder is free to use whether you are receiving community care funding or paying for your own care. You can access PA Finder 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Further information on looking for care.

PA Finder: For PAs

Are you a personal assistant or interested in a career in care in Salford and looking for work?

Salford PA Finder has been developed jointly by Salford City Council and Penderels Trust. Join the Salford Personal Assistant PA Finder and make finding the right job much easier. It is free to join PA Finder and you can say where and when you would like to work. Potential employers will be able to search PA Finder and see your profile at any time. PA Finder will be actively promoted throughout Salford.

Further information on lookinf for work.

For further information about PA Finder and help with searching, email us at or call Penderels Trust on Local Rate 01226 736602.

Salford Carers Centre

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Salford Carers Centre is offering a new service providing advocacy to Carers in Salford, supporting and empowering carers to secure their rights and be treated fairly, through issues that affect them or their families. An advocate can support you to:

  • access information and service
  • be involved in decisions
  • explore choices and options
  • defend and promote your rights and responsibilities
  • speak out about issues that matter to you

Carers monthly outreach sessions – for any advice or information about caring concerns. Outreach dates
The sessions are Monday mornings 10am to 12 noon:

  • Eccles Gateway: 11th May
  • Walkden Gateway: 18th May
  • Pendleton Gateway 1st June
  • Age UK Critchley Cafe, Swinton: 22nd June (no May dates due to Bank holidays)

A part of the Gaddum Charity Registered Charity Number 507162

Want to know more? Contact Kenna Moran Salford Carers Centre - 0161 833 0217.

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