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Caring, Working, Living - support for carers looking to return to work

Are you a parent or carer?

Are you currently looking to return to work after time off to care for someone?

Have you been out of work for the last 12 months?

Do you live in Greater Manchester?

If so, contact us on the details below to find out about help available to find employment with supportive employers. 

Caring, Working, Living aims to support people with caring responsibilities who are looking to return to work (Returners) to increase their confidence and self-esteem in relation to returning to paid employment and to improve their understanding of the skills that employers are looking for.

How can we help?

  • Practical support with CVs and interview tips. We can provide information to about agencies in your local area that provide support with job skills.
  • Financial support to help with some of the costs associated with job searching. For example this could be towards the cost of alternative care or childcare costs whilst attending an interview or training event. Help to travel to an employment support activity, or interview costs such as travel or clothing.
  • We can link you to employers across Greater Manchester that have family-friendly recruitment and employment practices such as flexible working.
  • We can provide infromation about employers that are offering workplace visits, work trials, placements or returnships as part of their recruitment.
  • Let you know what support may be available from employers once in work.
  • Provide peer support through our Facebook page

Caring, WorkingLiving is being led by GMCVO (Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisations) and delivered in partnership with Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce.

Who to contact

0161 277 1000
Caring Working Living website

Where to go

Name of Venue
Greater Manchester Centre For Voluntary Organisation
Venue Address
St. Thomas Centre
Ardwick Green North
M12 6FZ

Who is it for?

Eligibility Details

In order to be eligible for support you must be:

  • either a parent or a carer

  • have been out of work for at least 12 months due to caring responsibilities

  • be looking to return to work

  • live in Greater Manchester

If this applies to you and you would like support you can complete our Eligibility Form here.

If you prefer to complete a paper copy then download the form below. You can scan and email your completed form to or post it to us at the address on the form.

We will contact you to confirm your eligibility. Even if you are not eligible for support from this project we will send you information about other ways to get support in your area.

How to use this service

Referral Required?
Referral Details

You can either self refer or be referred through Trafford Carers Centre 

Related Links
Caring, Working, Living leaflets and resources
Last updated date:
27 February 2020

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