Welcome to Worcestershire Association of Carers

We provide a range of support, information and free events, training and activities for unpaid carers across Worcestershire,
Alongside our Carer Services, we have a vibrant and dedicated Social Prescribing Service covering Redditch. 
                                 We welcome you to explore the website and all we have to offer.                                                                             

Care4Me News

Back by popular demand, our new Care4Me Program is coming this August. We have brought together our most popular well being sessions into ONE THREE WEEK PROGRAM!

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Author: Jenny Hewitt

Carer News - Financial Support

Carers Financial News Carers Allowance Increase If you spend at least 35 hours a week caring for someone with an illness or disability, you may be eligible for extra money called Carer’s Allowance. It is paid at a rate of £81.90 per week (2024/25).

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Author: Jenny Hewitt

Spring 2024 Caring News

Our Spring 2024 edition of Caring News is OUT NOW!

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Author: Nathalie Clarke

Am I a carer?

Do you look after someone who can't manage without your help? Whether 24/7 or just for a few hours a week you may be a carer. Have a look through our online resources or get in touch to see how we can help you.

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News & Stories

  • Care4Me News

    Back by popular demand, our new Care4Me Program is coming this August. We have brought together our most popular well being sessions into ONE THREE WEEK PROGRAM! Read more

  • Carers Week 2024

    Carers Week 2024 Putting Carers on the Map Read more

  • New Analysis Unpaid Carers

    New analysis looking at the average number of years people are expected to provide unpaid care beyond their current age between 2020 and 2022, and health outcomes for unpaid carers. 'Office for National Statistics' Read more

  • General Election Manifesto

    Ahead of the 2024 General Election, Carers UK has produced a manifesto for carers, calling on all political parties to commit to a new social contract for carers to recognise the enormous contribution millions of people make each day by providing the unpaid care that their families and friends need. Read more

Our Events

  • Creative Writing

    A welcoming online creative writing session - sense of humour advisable, 'this is a great way to unwind, and be yourself for a couple of hours.' Join in as many or as few of the sessions as you wish. Read more

  • Spetchley Park Gardens Visit & Afternoon Tea

    Join us on what will hopefully be a sunny, summer's outing to see the beautiful Spetchley Park Gardens and enjoy afternoon tea together. Read more

  • Male Carers - Clay Pigeon Shooting

    Male Carers - Join us for this opportunity to try something different, a Clay Pigeon Shoot (no birds harmed!) A chance to have a break from your Caring role and socialise with fellow male carers. Read more

  • Moving and Handling

    Join WAC and Moving and Handling expert Colin Hanley for techniques to become more confident helping someone move and transfer safely. Read more

  • First Aid for Carers

    Having up to date First Aid skills can make a significant difference to how you feel about your caring role. Join us for this excellent expert-led session. Read more

  • Dementia Awareness

    Join us with Dementia expert from AgeUK for an upbeat invigorating session on Dementia Awareness. Read more