We give signposting advice and information to carers by phone or email. Telephone the access team on 0300 555 0055. Currently this service is offered Monday - Friday between normal office hours. email Access to Adult Social Care
Newsletters and e-bulletins
Carers can subscribe to our newsletter, called The Dudley Carer, three times a year - print off an application form to join the Carers Network. We regret that it is not yet possible to complete the form on-line. The newsletters can also all be read online.
We also produce a weekly adult social care e-bulletins via the Making it real in Dudley adult social care transformation programme, which can be sent, if you register for this service, directly to your inbox.
Note that many carers will be entitled to the Options+ Card already as they are on Carers Allowance or another qualifying benefit. Full details on the Options+ page.
Developed by Dudley Carers Network, this course is essential for carers, and for those supporting them, who want to know more about carers, their rights and what support is available in Dudley.
Other support for carers
Dudley Carers Network also helps to administer and support other services for carers. Follow the link to Services for Carers from Dudley Council to find out more
My story - tells Mrs C's story- Mrs C cares for her husband and has received support and practical help from Dudley Carers Network.
Use your local Library
Carers can also go into their local library and staff will help them access information they might need on the internet - you are doing this already of course but you might want to pass on this information to people who do not have internet access. Remember that local libraries also carry a stock of books of interest to carers and the people you care for. Click on the libraries link to find details of your nearest library, search for books online or use the Community Information Database to see what activities and events go on across the Borough. Note: While Stocks last any carer who joins the their local Dudley borough Library will receive a free copy of the Dudley Carers Writing Group anthologies Smiling is Allowed and Childhood Memories.
Click on the following link for information about the Children with Disabilities Team, the Children with Disabilities Network and to read the network's newsletter Special Children in Dudley:
This is important for many carers. The Carers Network can give some basic benefits advice but take a look at our Benefits page for other alternatives.
Access to Adult Social Care
0300 555 0055