- Service for unpaid family Carers
- A Telephone Helpline for Carers
- Carer Support Groups to reduce isolation
- Carer Get Together and Away Days
- A comprehensive Information & Advice service
- An Outreach Service for Carers unable to get out and about
- Adult Guidance & Lifelong Learning
- A Carers’ Consultation Network
- Continuing support after the care is over
- Money Advice for Carers
- A Regular Job Club
Find out more in the below video and the details after it:
CARES recognises the culturally diverse nature of the Sandwell community and strives to offer culturally sensitive one-to-one support to Black and Ethnic Minority Carers within the borough.
We help Carers to identify their specific needs and the difficulties faced using existing services.
We help Carers breakdown the barriers faced and help them continue to care.
For many Carers, the doctor’s surgery is the first place to go for help and support and CARES’ Primary Care Development Work helps Carers get the most from their GP and the best possible healthcare.
Working with doctors and other Primary Care staff, CARES aims to raise the awareness of Carers and Carers’ issues within Primary Care.
CARES helpline holds information on and provides assistance with
- Appliances and adaptations
- Leisure activities and holidays
- Day centres and lunch clubs
- Benefits and finance
- Support organisations for carers and their dependants;
- Voluntary organisations and their work;
- Statutory services;
- Health and community care.
We also offer you a unique outreach and home visits service for carers and their dependents to help with benefit claims or to advocate and guide carers through difficult situations.