- Social and emotional support
- The opportunity to relax and take short respite breaks from their caring responsibilities
- The opportunity to engage in peer-to-peer support
- An extensive activities programme of health and wellbeing sessions, craft sessions, information and advice, guest speakers, theatre visits, outings
You will discover additional support at:
Carer Support Coffee Break Sessions
These sessions take place weekly at:
- Blackheath and
Carer Support Cafes
These take place monthly at:
- West Bromwich Central
- Great Barr
- Wednesbury Dementia Carers
- Glebefields Library Tipton Parent Carers
Carer Get Together Programme
The programme offers Carers the opportunity to visit places of interest of their choice.
Once registered as a member of the Carer Support Project, they receive:
- A 3 monthly activities programme (before all non-members) listing all Carer Support activities
- Priority booking on theatre trips and outings
The Carer Support Project can be contacted directly on 0121 558 7725.
Impact/Outcomes of Carer Support Project
The impact of our work on the Project has resulted in the following being achieved for Carers locally:
* Reduction in social isolation, stress levels and depression.
* Improvement in health and well-being, confidence, Carers receiving one-to-one support closer to home, quality of life.
* More Carers building friendships, attending and participating in weekly and monthly groups.
Quotes from our Carers
“I feel so much better when I’ve been to the group at CARES, just that little break is lovely, time to myself ”
“Just having someone to listen to me, helped me so much, attending the Café at the library helped my depression” “Since I became involved with CARES I now do more leisure activities and have the confidence to do other things”
“ I feel more relaxed and less stressed”
“Before I came to CARES, I didn’t go anywhere because my wife has dementia, now she goes to a day centre one day a week and I am able to join in CARES’ activities and have made friends with other carers who understand what caring for someone involves”
“Before joining CARES, I never used public transport, I didn’t have the confidence, now I use it most of the time”
“I know if I need a chat, someone is always there at the end of the line to listen to me, whatever my problem they do their best to help me”
“I’ve made friends from the sessions and do other things with them now, I didn’t really have anyone to do things with before”