Welcome to Blackpool Carers
One of the Top Blackpool Charities, Blackpool Carers Centre provides specialist support, respite and outings for unpaid carers from the age of 5 years and their families. We help carers to create friendships, feel less isolated, strengthen their resilience and make happy memories.
Making a Better Life for Carers.
Our service is often a lifeline for many carers who would otherwise feel isolated and unable to cope.
A carer is someone, who without payment provides help and support to a parent, partner, child, relative, friend or neighbour, who could not manage without their help. This could be due to illness, disability, frailty, mental ill health or substance misuse.
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Volunteer Co-ordinator A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Volunteer Co-ordinator to join Blackpool Carers Centre. This is a rewarding opportunity for someone with exceptional people skills, who is interested in working for a registered charity and being part of a team that undertakes activities to benefit local carers and their relatives. For an informal
Our super cyclists have done it again, raising £20k by taking on our Pier to Pier challenge but it was no easy ride…just take a look!
2022 Pier to Pier Challenge On the 20th of July 2022, 13 cyclists set off on the coach to Scarborough ready to take on this year’s Pier to Pier Fundraising Cycling Challenge, from Scarborough Pier to Blackpool North Pier in 3 days. Take a look at the video of their adventures at the bottom of
Aha! Paul Howlett is at it again! We wonder which famous faces he’ll meet on his next fundraising adventure – A Pennine Journey!
Our intrepid supporter, Paul Howlett is off on another fundraising expedition in aid of Young Carers…following the footsteps of the great Alfred Wainwright and taking on A Pennine Journey. In Paul’s own words… Did you know ‘A Pennine Journey’ is an older trail than the Pennine Way by aprox 10 years? Well I had never
West Lancashire Freemasons’ Dona Conferentes Lodge No 9392 members see first-hand what their generous donations mean to our carers
On Tuesday 5th July, our Head of Business Development and Fundraising, Terry Hodkinson, welcomed visitors from The West Lancashire Freemasons’ Dona Conferentes Lodge No 9392, who have supported Blackpool Carers over the years. Worshipful Master (WM), Jeff Lucas, along with members of the lodge, Allan Lock and Chris Tittley, joined John Topping (Trustee of Blackpool Carers
The July 2022 issue of Caring Times is now available to download. This issue features updates on our Glitz and Glamour Ball, Young Carers Action Day with support from Blackpool FC, photos of our new outdoor courtyard, What’s On Guide, carer true stories and lots more… Happy reading! Click the image below to download.
Why do unpaid carers need the vital support of a charity like Blackpool Carers? by Faye Atherton, Young Carers Director I write funding bids, I write monitoring reports…round and round we go chasing the money to continue, what I believe, is essential work with Blackpool’s carers and their families who need support to just get