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.                                                                             

What's On

Here you can find out about all of the latest events, activities, training courses - all free for our unpaid carers.

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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

  • 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

  • What's On

    Here you can find out about all of the latest events, activities, training courses - all free for our unpaid carers. Read more

  • 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). 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

  • Care4Me

    When caring gets tough the first thing to suffer can be the carers own health and wellbeing and many carers really struggle to find the time and energy for their own self-care. We want to make this a little easier so we have brought together our most popular wellbeing sessions into one program and will be launching this in April. Our new Care4Me program is upbeat, and interactive it will bring carers together to explore a wide range of tried and tested self-care approaches. Read more

  • Willow Weaving at Bonterre Small Holding

    Embrace Spring with this lovely Willow Weaving event. Read more

  • Afternoon tea Narrowboat Trip

    A trip on a narrow boat is the perfect escape to take time out for yourself and relax a little. An afternoon tea makes it pretty close to perfect! Join us on this lovely electric narrow boat, Droitwich Waterways Pamela May. Read more

  • Preparing to Pay for Care with Mark Oswell

    Preparing to Pay for Care: join Mark Oswell, award-winning Accredited Later Life Independent Financial Advisor to find out about the pitfalls and the solutions to maximising income and capital. Read more

  • Pottery Hand-Building Workshop with Clodagh Crafts

    Come and discover the joy of working with clay at this lovely, therapeutic and mindful pottery workshop with Clodagh Crafts. Read more