KIDS is proud to be part of Forward Carers  a group of not for profit organisations, who have come together with the mission of making a real difference to the lives of carers. Our aim is simple – to improve the physical and mental wellbeing of carers, young and old, including parent carers, so that families stay healthier and happier together, for longer.

 We know that 1 in 8 people are caring for a loved one or dependent, this means there are over 107,000 carers in Birmingham alone. Numbers are expected to grow, with caring responsibilities affecting many of us at some point, which may mean endless juggling of care, work, family and social life.

 We have been commissioned by Birmingham City Council to be a focal point for the tens of thousands of carers in the City. We have come together as Forward Carers to set up and run the Birmingham Carers Hub. The range of services on offer to carers through our partnership is wide ranging including:

 Advice and information including welfare entitlements

  • Case work for more complex situations
  • Emergency planning and back up services including planned sitting medical appointments
  • Parent support including out of school activities for children with support needs.
  • Support groups
  • Referring to other carer support agencies including LAs
  • Online communities
  • Wellbeing – mindfulness, sporting activities, yoga.
  • Training – First Aid; Transferring People Safely, Autism Spectrum
  • Carers Events – in partnership with THSH & Museums
  • Ageing Better project to address social isolation and loneliness.

 

How does the service work? 

The service is flexible to meet the individual needs of the carer.  It may be attending a group at our Centre or support within the community either at home or a local venue.  

The aims of the Carers Service is to provide the skills, tools and knowledge so each person can have a balance between caring for their loved ones and working towards creating a positive future for themselves.

Who is the service for?

Anybody living in Birmingham with a caring responsibility. This includes siblings of disabled children 

How much does it cost?

Free 

Availability 

Service is on an appointment basis Monday-Friday.

Contact 

SallyAnn Hutchinson

0121 355 2707

[email protected]