Support for carers of people with addictions

Mersey Care alcohol services

Mersey Care drugs services



Addaction runs specialist support services and groups to help families and carers understand and cope with a loved one’s addiction. Select the ‘in your area’ tab on the website then type in your postcode to find out what’s on locally.



CAFF – Carers and Family/Friends

This support group in Birkenhead, was set up by carers, family and friends whose lives have been affected by someone’s substance and/or alcohol misuse. Services include information on debt, housing and alcohol / drug misuse, complementary therapy treatments and stress management techniques.

Spider Project, Unit 54 Woodside Business Park, Shore Road, Birkenhead, CH41 1EL.

Tel: 0151 649 0138 or 07580597628


Footsteps for Families

A free service is available for families/carers affected by someone’s drug or alcohol use, to voice their concerns and receive support and information.

YMCA, Central Court, North Road, St Helens, WA10 2TJ

Tel: 0174 480 8212




Kinship Carers

Kinship Carers is a City wide support group for kin carers who have taken on the responsibility of raising their grandchildren, nephews, nieces etc. when their biological parents can no longer raise them.  Our service promotes equality, health and education, one to one support, drop in support, advice, activities/trips  for children and stressless days for kin carers.    

Ellergreen Community Centre, Ellergreen Road, Liverpool, L11 2RY

Tel: 0151 270 2108




Sanctuary Family Support

An award winning charity that provides a range of services to family members and carers including support, advice, respite, counselling and relaxation therapies.

141 Smithdown Road, Liverpool, L74JF

Tel: 0151 735 0747




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