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St Helens Carers & Young Carers Centre – Providing Support During COVID-19  

The Carers Centre continues to provide support to unpaid carers and their families with staff working remotely to provide continuity of this service in the borough. 

The service continues to offer information, advice, support and benefits help. It has been issuing downloadable proof of caring information for registered carers, in order to assist carers where they need to provide evidence of their unpaid caring role. It is providing invaluable practical and emotional support for many carers at this difficult time.

The service can be accessed by telephoning 01744 675 615 (if busy leave a message as staff are picking up these calls throughout the day).

Alternatively, carers and their families can log on to www.sthelenscarers.org.uk and chat instantly to one of the workers through their online chat portal, which also includes trained benefits workers. The service can also be contacted at info@sthelenscarers.org.uk or messaging via their website, which is monitored from 9am to 5pm. 

The centre continues to offer full benefits checks and assistance with applications forms and immediate caring help and information. 

St Helens Young Carers continue to offer support to young carers and their families. They can be accessed by telephoning 01744 677 279 (if busy leave a message as staff are picking up these calls throughout the day).

Alternatively, young carers and their families can visit www.sthelensyoungcarers.org and chat to one of the workers through their young carer online chat portal.

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