Respite support


Barnardos offer a range of services and support mechanisms for young carers,  including:

  • Counselling / drop in sessions
  • Identifying services / support the carer requires
  • Social activities with fellow young carers
  • Carer breaks.

Address: Barnardos, 24 Colquitt Street, Liverpool, L14DE

Tel: 0151 708 7323


Bluebird Care (Sefton)

Bluebird is a national provider of care at home. This will allow carers to benefit in the form of respite from their carer role. The minimum amount of time you can ask Bluebird to care for your loved one is  half an hour. 

Address: Formby Business Centre, 42 Duke Street, Formby, Merseyside, L37 4AT

Tel: 01704 832 199




Care and Respite Support Services

Care and Respite Support Services offers a full range of caring and support services around Knowsley and Merseyside. This includes specialist care for adults, people with dementia, people living with autism, adults with physical disabilities, young adult and children with physical disabilities and overnight care

Tel: 0151 289 2761



Everton FC – Pass on the Memories

In partnership with Mersey Care NHS Trust, Everton FC run a program tailored towards supporting those who suffer from dementia and their carers. This is for service users, however the criteria for them to attend is to bring a carer. This provides a number of benefits for the carers including a respite service, support from other carers and a befriending service. The programme runs on Tuesdays in South Liverpool and on Wednesdays in North Liverpool. The point of contact for this program is

Address: Goodison Rd, Liverpool, Merseyside L4 4EL

Tel: 0151 530 5253 and ask for Henry Mooney.


Homecare Liverpool

HCL offer domiciliary support however additional services are available such as:


  • Domestic duties – shopping, laundry and ironing services.
  • Support – HCL can accompany service users on hospital visits
  • Companionship – gardening clubs, theatre visits, community activities etc.
  • Personal care – support with bathing / toileting
  • Handyman / Gardening – available on request


A carers voucher scheme is available (contact Careline to determine if you satisfy the requirements on Tel: 0151 233 3019)

Tel: 0151 737 2820


Knowsley Young Carers

 Young carers referred here can benefit from:

  • help, support and assistance at home
  • educational support
  • social activities with fellow carers
  • personal support
  • family trips 

Address: River Alt Resource Centre, Woolfall Health Avenue, Huyton, L36 3YE

Tel: 0151 443 5785



Mary Seacole House

Mary Seacole House offers a carers support service for the black and minority ethnic group who care for those with a mental illness. They offer a wide variety of services including befriending, breaks, stress reduction services, education, lunch clubs and much more.

Address: 91 Upper Parliament Street, Liverpool, L8 7LB

Tel: 0151 707 0319


Parents and Friends Association for Young Adults with Learning Difficulties


Club 25 is registered as Parents and Friends Association for Young Adults with Learning Difficulties, which is a registered charity providing social, leisure and recreational facilities for young adults with slight to moderate learning difficulties. This can operate as a respite group for the carer as members meet socially once a week for a disco (operated by them), a drink and a game of pool, which gives the carer an opportunity to receive a short break.  Leisure facilities include day trips, barbecues and weekend breaks. Monday drop in session from 11am till 3pm.


Address: Wicks Green, Formby, Merseyside, L37 1PP

Contact number: 01704 870 399




St Helens Carers Centre

St Helens Carers Centre provides a wide range of services to all carers (including young carers). The centre aims to be a one-stop shop for carers in the area and upon registration (available online, via telephone or at the centre), the services / information available for carers include:


  • carer breaks / respite
  • carer discount card
  • carer emergency card
  • emotional support
  • support groups
  • training groups / courses
  • social events
  • reduced / free gym rates
  • local healthcare signposting
  • aids, adaptions and equipment


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

Adult Carers. Tel: 01744 675 615

Young Carers: Tel: 01744 677 279