Are You a Carer?
If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you
There is a wealth of information on the NHS website about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.
Finance and Law
Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.
- Benefits for carers
Directing carers to the benefits that can help them in their caring role
- Benefits for the under-65s
Advice and information on helping the person you look after get the benefits that they are entitled to.Benefits for the over-65s
Advice and information on financial support for older people with a disability or illness.
- Carer's Assement
How your benefits maybe affected after the death of the person you look after and what happens to their benefits
- Other benefits
Advice for carers and the people they are looking after on claiming a whole host of other benefits unrelated to their disability or caring
Birmingham Carers Hub
Forward Carers is an award winning social enterprise that prides itself on making a real difference to the lives of carers through working in partnership.
Telephone: 0333 006 9711
South Birmingham Care Services
South Birmingham Care Services are a new domiciliary care agency, registered with the Care Quality Commission. We provide home care and support to individuals who wish to maintain an independent life within their own home and community.
Telephone: 0121 453 4237 or 07877 712944
Disabled Living Foundation
Information and advice on equipment for independent living.
Telephone: 0300 999 0004
Birmingham Mind is the largest independent mental health charity providing services in and beyond the City of Birmingham’s boundaries.
Telephone: 0121 608 8001
We are one of the nation’s leading home care and live in care providers. We deliver the services you want, how you want them, in the comfort of your own home.
Telephone: 0121 233 9619
Information and advice for families who care for children with a disability or special need.
Telephone: 0808 808 3555
Information and advice for older people, their family and carers.
Telephone: 0800 319 6789
Local offices for advice/representation on benefits, debt and housing.
Information and advice for people with a learning disability, their families and carers.
Telephone: 0808 808 1111
Age UK Birmingham
Information and advice for the over 60s.
Telephone: 0121 437 0033
In partnership with a network of local centre they provide advice, information and support to carers.
Telephone: 0300 772 9600
Information and advice for people with dementia and their carers.
Telephone: 0300 222 1122
Macmillan Cancer Support
At Macmillan, we know how a cancer diagnosis can affect everything. So we’ll help you find your best way through.
From advice about money and work, to someone who’ll listen if you just want to talk, we’re here when you need us most.
Telephone: 0808 808 0000
Online Community: community.macmillan.org.uk
Counselling and support services for couple, families and young people.
Telephone: 0300 100 1234
They’re here to make sure that no matter how complicated your query or your experience, you don’t have to care alone.
Telephone: 020 7378 4999
Information, advice and community service for people affected by severe mental illness and their carers.
Telephone: 0808 800 4444
Rethink provide expert, accredited advice and information to everyone affected by mental health problems.
Telephone: 0300 5000 927
Website: www.rethink.org Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Turn 2 Us
Information and advice on benefits and grants.
Telephone: 0808 802 2000