Do you provide care or support to a parent, child, partner, relative, neighbour or friend who has an illness, disability, addiction or is older and frail? If the answer is yes, then you are a carer.
National Carers Week took place this year from 8 – 14 June 2020. The theme this year was ‘making carers visible’. We said thank you to all the unpaid carers across Dudley Borough.
Dudley Carers Hub
In Summer 2018 we launched Dudley Carers Hub and Wellbeing Service for carers of all ages.
Located at Queens Cross Network, Dudley, the hub offers information, advice and a range of support to anyone caring for a family member or friend. Many people who provide care often do not recognise themselves as a carer, and are therefore unaware of the support available to them. We aim to empower carers to make informed choices and provide specialist advice and support including:
- Information on financial and legal rights
- Advice on respite services
- Advice on accessing social care and health and wellbeing services
- Emotional support
- A specialist Dudley Young Carers Service
- Support with getting out and about, including social groups and carers groups
- Help with arranging a carers assessment
- Specialist training courses for carers
Pop in and see us at the hub Mon-Fri 9.30am - 3.00pm, or call to book an appointment outside of these times.
Please Note: Due to COVID-19 The Hub is currently closed. You can find out more about caring during the current Covid-19 outbreak in the booklet Dudley Carers Hub has produced - A guide for carers during the coronavirus outbreak. Printed copies can be requested by calling the hub on the number below.
Information to help young carers and young adult carers (aged under 25) is also now available. The government guidance is designed to help young carers understand the caring changes they need to make and signposts assistance available during the pandemic.
Whilst the hub is closed the telephone helpline continues to provide advice, guidance and support. People can contact the Carers Advice line on 01384 818723 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm
As a carer it is important that you look after your own health and wellbeing
How can we help you?
Carers UK Digital Resource
Use Dudley's free access code DGTL3392 to register and find the information that you need, including an e-learning course, a care and support app, guides and lots of information on local resources.
Carers UK Digital Resource
From fish and chips on a relaxing cruise down our canal network, to informative sessions on how to 'get connected' to technologies and services to help make your caring role easier, there is something for everyone. Get in touch with us to find out what's going on.