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 Who are we?

The Carers Trust, formally known as The Princess Royal Trust for Carers has 144 centres across Britain supporting unpaid carers. Solihull Carers Centre has been established for 10 years. We are Solihull’s lead organisation for carers and we have an extensive range of services to help support carers of all ages.

 
What do we do?

Solihull Carers Centre provides emotional support, information and advice and assistance to those providing unpaid care. This could be for a relative, friend or other person who has a disability, is frail or has a long term illness. We support all age groups;

 

  • Young Carers, aged 5 – 18 years

 

  • Young Adult Carers, aged 18 – 24 years

 

  • Adult Carers, aged 25 and over

 

All our services are confidential.

 

We work towards increasing awareness of the role played by carers looking after others in the community, along with recognition of the expertise carers have to offer and the valuable contribution they make to society.

 

Our Young Carers Team offers day trips out, mini holidays, weekend and school holiday activities and monthly club sessions. As well as all this we offer one to one support, advice, help to find other services that can support young carers and we can speak to people on your behalf or help you with what you want to say. For more information about what Young Carers click here.

 

The Young Adult Carers Team is a new service which offers activities, training, advice and guidance to Young Adult Carers aged 18-30 years. We provide free and confidential information, advice and guidance, as well as holding one to one and group support sessions. We aim to help carers identify and access their future goals and aspirations, encouraging independence and decreasing isolation. To find out more about Young Adult Carers click here.

 

Our Adult Carers Team offers a telephone support line which includes emotional support, advice and information and signposting to additional organisations. We support carers caring for people with a range of health issues and we have support workers focussed on learning disabilities and special educational needs. We also carry out carers assessments and reviews. Face to face support can be arranged and we hold drop in sessions and carers support groups throughout the borough. As well as this we offer events and activities and carers views meetings. Once registered, carers will also receive a carers identification card. For more information about the Adult Carers team click here.

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Carers Rights Day

Come and join us and the Mayor or Solihull for Carers Rights Day on at Solihull Fire Station 28th November 2014 11am to 3pm There will be information stands, displays by the Fire Service, a free raffle and activities, as well as the launch of Solihull Carers Strategy.

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Opportunity for young carers aged 16-18 and are seeking a career in Music and Live Events

There is a fantastic opportunity that for those aged 16-18 and are seeking a career in Music and Live Events Industries. This is a traineeship programme that will last a minimum 12 weeks which will include accredited qualifications, work experience and a job interview at the NEC. (Please see flyer below) The programme will include: – …

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Statutory Carers Survey

Solihull Council carries out a Statutory Carers Survey every 2 years. The Carers Survey will be issued at random to Carers within the borough by post during October 2014. If you receive a survey and you have any concerns or queries or require any assistance, please contact: Andrew Rice, Information Analyst on 0121 704 6687 or …

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Come and see us!

We are now available at the Community Advice Hub in Chelmsley Wood every Monday between 10am and 2pm   Chelmsley Wood Library 2nd floor, above Asda Chelmsley Wood Shopping Centre B37 5TN We are also available every Wednesday until 7pm on the phone or to drop in at our offices   Fire Station Annexe 620 Streetsbrook …

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Carer Stars

Carer Stars in Solihull We want local people to tell us about local Carer Stars – both people who look after someone in the community and also professionals and organisations who do great work to support carers. To find out more and to nominate a person or organisation, click here.  

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Recycle Print Cartridges for Solihull Carers

If you are a local business and would like to help us support adult carers then please donate your print cartridges to us which we can use to generate valuable funds. It’s easy and free for you to do, just drop them into us at Solihull Fire Station Annexe, 620 Streetsbrook Road, B91 1QY and we will do the rest of the work!

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