Wirral carers can now text for help and support

Kelly McWah in the studioRadio Clatterbridge listeners have heard how carers in Wirral are now able to send a text to receive help and support.

The new service has been launched by WIRED, the Wirral Information Resource for Equality and Diversity.

Kelly McWah, Carer Connector at the Birkenhead-based organisation, came into the studio to explain how Text Wirral works.

She told Coffee Club presenter Steve Evans how anyone who cares for someone in the borough is entitled to advice.

By texting the word 'carer' to 87007, the organisation would get in touch during the week with details of the services they and others offer for you and the person you are caring for.

Kelly explained that a carer could be anyone from a person who looks after a relative full time to someone who goes to collect the shopping for a friend or neighbour.

"It's an exciting time for us. We're hoping it's really going to take off." - Kelly McWah, Carer Connector

Listeners heard that the idea has been a success so far and that WIRED is now hoping to create even more publicity for the service.


💬 Keep across the latest news and join the conversation... follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram!

Our latest news...

  • Coffee Club is ideal ground to promote Wirral Hospice cafe

    Wirral Hospice St Johns' marketing officer Billy Howard and Anna Menaul, catering domestic services managerWhen the team from Wirral Hospice St John's wanted to extol the virtues of their coffee shop to listeners there was only one programme to appear on. Billy Howard and Anna Menaul were guests on the Coffee Club to talk about the Hub Cafe and a number of other ways people can help raise money for the charity.
  • Mind games at the bridge

    Mind coach Alison Blackler Listeners have been given the chance to have an insight into the workings of the mind. Alison Blackler, is a transformational mind coach and therapist, who has been helping clients at Thornton Hough-based 2 Minds for eight years.
  • Radio reunion for special anniversary

    Phil Price, Roger Hazlewood and Dave WilliamsRadio Clatterbridge has hosted a special reunion to celebrate 45 years of Saturday programmes on the station. Three of the original weekend presenters got back behind the microphone to share their memories with listeners.