We are the lead agency in Solihull for carers, and we support carers of all ages!
Carers are men, women and children, of all ages, from all backgrounds. You are a carer if you give unpaid assistance, support or care to someone else that has a physical, mental or learning disability, is suffering from a long-term illness, frailty or addiction.
In Solihull there are approximately 24,000 carers. A lot of them are unaware there is a service especially for them.
The Adult Carers Team at Solihull Carers Centre provides help, advice and guidance to unpaid carers aged over 25 years. We offer a confidential space where you can talk through your situation as a carer; either over the phone, by dropping in to us or if required, we can offer home visits. We also supply advice, information and support around your caring needs.
We assist carers across the Solihull Borough by offering the following:
- A confidential carers helpline – Mon to Fri, 9.30am to 4.30pm, 0121 788 1143
- Making home visits – we can arrange a home visit if you are unable to get to the carers centre and need some support.
- Recognising your role – Many people are unaware that they are carers and we aim to raise awareness to promote and support carers in their caring role.
- Running local support groups – we have three carers support groups that meet every month in North, South Solihull and Balsall Common.
- Providing emotional support – we are here if you need someone to talk to and have a carers helpline as well as a drop in service if you would like to come and talk face to face.
- Signposting to other services – we can point you in the right direction of more specialised support if we can not help you in a particular area.
- Running carer training sessions – having the right information and skills can make a big difference, we offer a variety of free training sessions to our registered carers.
- Running social events and activities such as pamper days – We hold a variety of events and activities to offer carers some respite.
- Carrying out carer assessments and support plans – Solihull Carers Centre carries out Care Act compliant Carers Assessments and Support Plans on behalf of Solihull Borough Council. If you provide care and support to an adult friend or family member, you may be eligible for support from your local council. A carers assessment will help you identify your needs and what support you can access to help you to continue in your caring role.
Support plans for the person you care for
SoLO provide trained facilitaters to help you to complete a support plan that is specific and flexible to your individual needs. For more information please click here.
We also provide advice and information about:
- Illness and disabilities
- Relief care services
- Accessing special equipment
- Carers assessments
- Residential care and taking a break
- Some benefits advice
- Carers views meetings
We are a carer lead organisation so we are always interested in your views and any services you would like to see us provide.
Please keep an eye out for new information as we are updating the website all the time!
Please call us on 0121 788 1143 for any futher information.