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CARES 30th  Anniversary Performance!

Would you like to take part in CARES 30th Performance?

Can you sing, play an instrument or have a desire to act?

Get in touch with Jill or Dawn for full details on how you can be involved.

Call on 0121 558 7003 or email

Come along and be pampered! Relax and take time out for yourself!

At Victoria Centre, 5 Suffrage Street, Smethwick, B66 3PZ Friday 14 October 2016 10:30am – 2:30pm


Enjoy being pampered with:

  • A Shoulder and Upper back Massage
  • A Mini Manicure
  • Reflexology
  • An Indian Head Massage
  • An Aromatherapy Workshop

Lovely raffle prizes including a Spa Day for two at the Village Hotel, Dudley and a fantastic pamper hamper!

Lunches, Cream Tea, Coffee & Cake with reasonable prices for all therapies!

This is a Fundraising Event and all funds raised will go towards providing services for local carers.




Need help with your CV, Job Application Forms or Interview Techniques?

Job Club runs every Thursday, 10am – 12pm at CARES.

For an informal chat or more details, please call Jill at CARES on 0121 558 7003



Textiles Workshop

Cares is 30 years old this year! We are making a celebration bunting and would like carers to come along and help make our bunting.

CARES, 2 Bearwood Road, Smethwick on Wednesday 14 September 2016, 1:30- 3:30pm

All materials supplied along with free tea/coffee and biscuits

The session wll take place at:

Places are limited, so please give us a call on 0121 558 7003 to book your place

Appeal for Fundraising Resources


  • Your empty jars in good and clean condition suitable for jams and pickles
  • Homemade items – we are planning a ‘handmade’ stall in early December. If you enjoy making carrds, jams or pickles or any other handmade items, and would like to donate a few items for our fundraising stall, let us know.
  • Pamper Hamper – any new/unused toiletries, nail varnish, perfume.

Call Jill on 0121 558 7003 or email

ALL donations to be NEW/UNUSED PLEASE

CARES Charity Bingo Night

Come and join us for a fun night of bingo at:

Mecca Bingo, Halesowen Road, Oldbury B69 2AN
on Saturday 2 April , 6.30pm – 9.30pm

Bring your friends and family along and make a real night of it – you’ve got to be in it to win it!!

Tickets are £10.00 per person and include your main session book, early and late session books and your national ticket, along with a complimentary drinks voucher.

For further information contact:
Sheridan/Angel at CARES on 0121 558 7003 to book your ticket

Mecca Bingo Oldbury have kindly agreed that 70% of tickets sales and all the money raised through the collection on the night will come directly to CARES.

So, come along, have a fun night and help your local carers charity raise funds to continue our work with carers in Sandwell.

Day Trip To Weston Super Mare

Come along and join CARES for our  Day Out to Weston-super-Mare on THURSDAY 21 JULY 2016   £12.50 per person.

Pick-up point at Smethwick (opposite CARES) at 8.30am. 

We will leave Weston-super-Mare at approximately 5.00pm

To secure a place we require a £5 per person deposit.  Please note that deposit is only refundable if we can resell any cancelled seat(s).
Full payment required by no later than FRIDAY 8 JULY 2016

Please contact Dawn, Sheridan or Angel for further details on 0121 558 7003

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For further information or to book places on any of these activities, please contact us on 0121 558 7003

Card Craft Workshop

FREE and FUN card craft workshop
taking place at the Carers Centre on Tuesday 15th March 2016, 1.30pm – 3.00pm. You can design your own Easter, Birthday or Greetings Card. All materials supplied. Come along and give yourself a break – have a cup of tea or coffee and a slice of cake and relax in the company of other carers.

To book a place call Jill at CARES on 0121 558 7003 or e-mail

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Calling all budding actors, musicians, singers, dancers and writers!

A new project for 2016, we are looking for carers who would be interested in joining CARES’ Performing Arts Group. Whether singing, dancing, acting or writing is your thing, or if you would like to be involved behind the scenes, then this is for you! No previous experience required, just a willingness to have fun and ‘give it a go’! Click on the link below for more details

Performing Arts Group

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Christmas Cabaret

Fancy a fun night out for all the family?

Come and join us at CARES’ Christmas Cabaret evening!

CARES in partnership with Creative Black Country and Thimblemill Library are holding an evening of entertainment for unpaid family Carers in Sandwell.

There will be singers, dancers and comedy acts.

There will also be entertainment for the children and a special visit from Santa!!

It will take place on:

Thursday 3 December 2015

Thimblemill Library, Smethwick from 4.30pm – 7.30pm

Tickets are £3.00 per adult and

£1.50 for children (to include buffet)

If you would like to come along and join in the fun, you will need to book in advance as places are limited. FREE transport is available on request.

On receipt of payment you will be issued with your ticket/tickets. To book your ticket/tickets please contact: CARES on 0121 558 7003 before Monday 23 November 2015



















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Summer Workshops

Whether you are in need of a little break from your day to day routine or want to enjoy the company of other carers for a couple of hours, CARES Summer Workshops could just fit the bill!

“Dazzle” Creative Writing Workshops

Two Dazzle workshops are on offer :

*Tuesday 18th August, and

* Tuesday 25th August

Both workshops run from 10.30am – 12.30pm at CARES, 2 Bearwood Road, Smethwick. You can attend just one, or both of the workshops. NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE NECESSARY ! Just come along and have some relaxing time with other carers.

Make and Bake

Friday 28th August 2015 – 1.00pm – 3.00pm at CARES, 2 Bearwood Road, Smethwick.

Come along and make some delicious scones and cakes! You can either eat them here with a nice cuppa and a chat or take some home for later. (A charge of £2.50p is payable to cover the cost of ingredients)Make & Bake


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Adventures in Bookmaking

Would you like to know how to create your own book?

Come and join our 4 week Bookmaking Project – facilitated by experienced Bookmaker Patricia Crummay and Creative Writer Julie Callcott.

You will get some amazing and unique ideas about how to create your own book and fill the pages with stories, poems or pictures of your choice.

The sessions will take place at: CARES, 2 Bearwood Road, Smethwick at 10.00am – 1.00pm on:

  • Photo of Adverntures in Bookmaking at CARESTuesday 12 May
  • Tuesday 19 May
  • Tuesday 2 June
  • Tuesday 9 June

To book a place call Jill at CARES on 0121 558 7003 or email



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Indian Head Message Workshop- 22nd April

Photo of an Indian Head Message at CARESWould you like to attend an Indian Head Massage Workshop?

This is your opportunity to find out how to do a simple Indian head massage routine for your friends and family.  Why not bring a friend so they can return the favour and give you a massage too.

What will you learn?

  • Basic Massage Skills
  • Effects and Benefits of Indian Head Massage
  • The Origins of Indian Head Massage

Cost: Free plus refreshments included.

To book your place, call Jill on 0121 558 7003 or e-mail Jill at


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