Worcestershire Association of Carers is part of the Carers Action Worcestershire (CAW) consortium which comprises the three independent Carer Support organisations in the county:
• Worcestershire Association of Carers
• Carers Careline (Redditch)
• Crossroads Caring for Carers (Worcestershire)
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Together we offer:
- 24 hour information, advice and support line
- Carers’ Handbook
- Carers’ Groups
- Caring News - free magazine
- Carers’ Emergency Alert Card
- Carers' Talktime phone support service
- GP Registration Card
- Outreach Service
- Local Carers’ Week events
- Counselling (Redditch and Bromsgrove only)
Carers Action Worcestershire are very pleased to be a part of the newly improved Worcestershire's Carer Pathway. This means that when you call up the Access Centre at the Worcestershire County Council to request a Carers Assessment you will have the opportunity to be passed to us so we can complete a Carers Wellcheck.
A Carers Wellcheck is a telephone conversation between you and one of our helpline staff that looks at your caring situation. It is a chance for you to have a confidential chat about how you are coping with your caring role to see if there is anything that we can do to make life that little bit easier; either by providing one of our services or by recommending others. After we have got a good idea of your situation, we can pass all the information on to the Access Centre at Worcestershire County Council enabling them to complete a carers assessment. It is important to remember that not every carer may benefit from a carers assessment, which is why it is so important for us to see if there are other ways to support your caring role.
Worcestershire Association of Carers (WAC)
WAC is an independent source of information, advice and support for the 57,000 unpaid adult carers in Worcestershire providing:
- Representation for carers at all levels
- Support for carers to represent themselves
- Consultation events
- Awareness raising across agencies and organisations
- Links to national organisation – Princess Royal Trust for Carers
- Information, Advice and Support
- Engaging GPs – carer awareness in GP practices
- GP Cluster workers – one to one support for carers in Worcester
- Caring with Confidence
- Legal and Financial sessions
Crossroads Caring for Carers (Worcestershire)
Crossroads are a leading provider of practical support for carers living in Worcestershire. Their ethos is to help and support those in need of homecare services and their fully trained and highly qualified Care Support Workers have many years experience of looking after other peoples loved ones, providing a wide range of services, which include:
• Domiciliary service – to support elderly or disabled people who are living at home.
• Flexible breaks – to enable carers to have a break from their caring duties.
• Al’s Way – a specialist service aimed at helping people who are below retirement age but are suffering with early onset dementia.
• Arch Hill – an Extra Care scheme in Kidderminster supporting people in their own apartments.
• Gilbert Court – an Extra Care Scheme in Bromsgrove supporting people in their own flats and bungalows.
• Care in the Vale – a Care Service operating within Evesham, Pershore and surrounding villages
• Training for care staff and family-based carers in a wide range of social care related topics.
For further information visit: www.homecareworcestershire.org.uk
Carers Careline (Also known as Redditch Carers Support)
Carers Careline Redditch, set up in 1988, has been working in both the Redditch and Bromsgrove areas and exists to serve the local community by providing support for adult carers looking after a partner, relative or friend. In the names of Redditch Carers’ Support and Bromsgrove Carers’ Support we provide several support services which include
- information and advice.
- monthly support groups, including a Men’s group and a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Men’s Group.
- social events
- telephone support
- a drop-in facility from 10am – 1pm Monday to Thursday each week
- bereavement support on the loss of a loved-one
- a counselling service
For further information visit: www.carerscareline.co.uk/