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.


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