Support for Carers
The Birmingham City Council website offers information on support available for Carers, including applying for Carer's Break Grant, Birmingham Carers Hub and Birmingham Parent Carer Forum. You find this information here.
Carers Needs Assessment
Local authorities have a legal duty to assess any carer who requests an assessment or appears to need support. The assessment concentrates on the needs of the carer and the support needed to continue in their caring role. The City Council have contracted Forward Carers to undertake Carers Assessments in Birmingham.
Forward Carers is a carer support service, making a real difference to the lives of people caring for an elderly frail, sick or disabled family member.
Their aim is 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.
The City Council have recently contracted with Forward Carers to administer the carers health and wellbeing budget. Contact the Forward Carers for more information.
Financial support for Carers
Carer's Trust have put together a list of funders that carers can contact regarding financial support for themselves and the people they care for. They have also included some search tools you can use to find other charities and benevolent funds. The list is by no means exhaustive but it may be a useful starting point for you in your search for funding. You can find the list here.
Carers UK provide expert advice, information and support to carers.
Carers UK - Carers Rights Guide
NHS Choices provide a guide is for people who have care and support needs, their carers and people who are planning for their future care needs - you can find their guide here.
Carers Trust is a major charity for, with and about carers, and supports carers throughout the UK.
Changing Places have a website which identify exactly where the current accessible toilets can be found in the city. To access the detail please click here.