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Supporting Carers in Sandwell

(West Midlands)

The project is a series of support activities for unpaid family carers in Sandwell. These activities will help deal with the stress of caring and will enable carers to continue to care. The project will allow carers ‘time off’, will help ‘recharge their batteries’ and receive support from other carers in similar caring situations.

Our goals:

  • It will enable carers to enjoy respite from their caring responsibilities, helping them to continue to care
  • It will help improve carers physical and mental health and wellbeing which often suffers as a result of caring
  • It will help carers receive emotional and social support from other carers in similar caring situations
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How we will achieve our goals

The Community Award will be used to pay the costs associated with the programme of activities. It will ensure no carer is excluded on the grounds of financial ability. The costs reflect the total costs of the project.

Where the money will go

The project will benefit the community by improving the health and wellbeing of participants, improving relationships between the unpaid family carer, the looked after person and other family members. It will also save the NHS and local authorities valuable resources by reducing the incidence of carer breakdown.

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21 August 2017

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  1. Posted on August 22, 2017

    It’s so lovely to be appreciated as a carer, and for an organisation like CARES (Supporting Carers in Sandwell) to understand our issues, to battle on our behalf and to support us when we need help. We often get isolated and wrapped up in phoning, writing letters or emails, or talking to health & social care professionals, but we don’t always manage to get a break. CARES provides those much-needed friendly breaks, an opportunity to meet socially, and take part in normal everyday activities that we would otherwise miss out on and to share with others who understand our needs! Teresa x

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