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Council partners with Mobilise digital service to extend support for carers

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Dudley Council has partnered with Mobilise to provide timely and relevant support for unpaid carers in the borough.

Mobilise will work alongside the existing carers support services provided by Dudley Carers Hub and Wellbeing Services to offer a wide range of online support.

The help provided includes one-to-one coaching, courses and guides, regular emails, and virtual cuppas for carers in need of a friendly face.

It is estimated that around 38,000 residents in Dudley borough act as unpaid carers and the partnership aims to improve awareness of the support on offer.

Councillor Nicolas Barlow, cabinet member for health and adult social care, said:

We want to identify more carers and provide additional support, particularly during the difficult winter months, so carers can continue to provide their crucial care and enjoy positive lives.
Mobilise is a great way for people to connect and receive support from others who can relate to their similar and shared experiences.

Suzanne Bourne, co-founder and head of carer support at Mobilise, said:

There are carers out there who may need advice who are not currently accessing it.
Creating a Mobilise carer peer support network in Dudley will see an improvement in their wellbeing. Carers are less likely to reach breakdown and require emergency assistance.

The Mobilise service is free for Dudley residents and can be accessed via https://www.mobiliseonline.co.uk/dudley

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