Carers

A Guide to Care and Support

If you care for, or help someone with an illness or disability, whether this is a partner, friend, other relation or even a neighbour then you are a carer. NHS UK provide a wealth of information on carers and caring.

Telephone: 0808 802 0202

Website: NHS: Social Care and Support Guide

Email: CarersDirect@nhschoices.nhs.uk

Forward Carers

Forward Carers is a West Midlands based carer support service, here to make a real difference to the lives of people caring for an elderly frail, sick or disabled family member.

Telephone: 01384 818723

Website:www.forwardcarers.org.uk

Carer Aware Resources

An online resource for carers of relatives or friends with a disability, a long term illness or who are older and frail. Information on who is a carer, your rights and links to services to support you in Dudley, as well as to useful national sites. Complete the whole course or dip in and out as often as you want.

Website: www.dudley.gov.uk/residents/care-and-health/children-and-family-care/young-carers/

Dudley Carers Alliance

Dudley Carers Alliance understand and recognise the impact caring can have on a carers health and wellbeing and are here to help and support carers with information, signposting and practical assistance. Dudley Carers Alliance meets bimonthly at venues across the Dudley borough, it provides an opportunity for carers to be involved in reviewing and planning future support for carers in the borough. For more information visit the Dudley Carers Alliance website contact Dudley Carers Network.

Telephone: 01384 818723

Website: www.dudleycarersalliance.org.uk

Email: carers.network@dudley.gov.uk

Carers Direct

If you or someone you know needs help with day-to-day living because of illness or disability, Carers Direct can offer support.

Telephone:0808 802 0202

Website:www.nhs.uk/carersdirect

Email:CarersDirect@nhschoices.nhs.uk

Dudley Carers Hub

Located at Queens Cross Network, Dudley, the hub offers information, advice and a range of support to anyone caring for a family member or friend. They aim to empower carers to make informed choices and provide specialist advice and support. The Hub is open Monday – Friday, 09:30 – 15:00.

Telephone: 01384 818723 (Carers Advice Line)

Website: www.dudley.gov.uk/carers

Email: dudleycarershub@dudley.gov.uk 

Carers Wellbeing Cafe

The Wellbeing Café invites carers to come along to socialise, relax and have a chat. Theres is usually an activity or guest speaker providing useful information to local carers, with a focus on promoting health and wellbeing. Dudley carers staff are also on hand to speak to. The café takes place on the third Thursday of each month, 10:30 – 13:00 at Dudley Carers Hub, Queens Cross Network, Wellington Road, Dudley. DY1 1RB. To book please contact Dudley Carers Hub.

Telephone: 01384 818723

Email: carers.network@dudley.gov.uk

Carers UK

They’re here to make sure that no matter how complicated your query or your experience, you don’t have to care alone.

Telephone: 0808 808 7777

Website: www.carersuk.org

Email: info@carersuk.org