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Useful contacts for carers
Carers Information Packs
This pack contains a variety of useful information for carers in Birmingham. If you would like a pack please call the Carers Helpline on 0121 675 8000.
The Carers Network
A new website that has been created to enable Carers to easily access up-to-date information on services across the city, www.thecarersnetwork.org.uk
Carers Advocacy Service - CASI
16 Handsworth Wood Road, Handsworth Wood, Birmingham, B20 2DR
Tel no: 0121 464 5957
The Advocacy Service provides short-term crisis advocacy by acting on behalf of the Carer to enable their views and opinions to be heard. Advocates will confidently discuss your issues, provide information to enable and empower carers to make informed decisions and offer practical assistance with letters, telephone calls, appointments with professionals etc.
Local Carer Support Teams
East and North Birmingham Carer Support
BEN PCT, Waterloo Road, Yardley, Birmingham B25 8LH
Tel no:0121 765 5194 / 5198 / 5195
South Birmingham Carer Support
Moseley Hall Hospital, Alcester Road, Moseley, Birmingham B13 8JL
Heart of Birmingham Carer Support
St Patrick's Centre for Community Health, Frank Street, High Gate, Birmingham B12 0YA
Tel no: 0121 446 1059 / 1058
D.I.S.C (Dementia Information and Support for Carers)
16 Handsworth Wood Road, Handsworth Wood, Birmingham B20 2DR
Tel no: 0121 554 9355
Asian Carers helpline: 07793 725 764
A service specifically for carers of people with confusion or memory problems who live in the North and Heart of Birmingham area. Telephone and / or face-to-face contact and ongoing support and advice. They also run support groups for carers
Admiral Nursing Service
Hilldale Unit, 137 Edenbridge Road, Hall Green, Birmingham B28 8PN
Tel no: 0121 678 4024 or 678 3314
Free service for carers or people with dementia. Nurses who specialise in dementia offer home visits, practical advice, information and emotional support in the South Birmingham Area.
Crossroads - Respite care and manual handling / first aid training for carers
Central / South Birmingham, Moseley Hall Hospital, Alcester Road, Moseley, Birmingham B13 8JL
Tel no: 0121 449 1485
West Birmingham Crossroads
16 Handsworth Wood Road, Birmingham, B20 2DR
Tel no: 0121 507 1183
Solihull and East Birmingham
Bierton Centre, Bierton Road, Yardley, Birmingham B25 8PQ
Tel no: 0121 693 1909
Midland MENCAP - Carers Support Service
Kennedy House, Bottetourt Road, Birmingham B29 5TE
0121 256 1502 / 0121 427 5703
Provide a variety of support to carers of someone with a learning disability. They also provide a respite service and a BME service.
Rethink Carers Information and Support
463 Lichfield Road, Aston, Birmingham B6 7SS
Tel no: 0121 326 7911
Information, advice and support for carers of people affected by mental health issues.
Benefit Enquiry Line
Tel no: 0800 88 22 00 (8:30am to 6:30pm - Mon to Fri, 9:00am to 1:00pm - Sat)
Textphone: 0800 24 33 55
A free advice line run by the department for Work and Pensions.
Bangla Sheba Support for Carers
Tel no: 0121 303 6788
Practical support, help with translation from English. Languages: Urdu, Hindi, Bengali, Sylheti and English.
Chinese Carers Support Service
Chinese Community Centre, 99 Bradford Street, Digbeth, B12 0NS
Tel no: 0121 685 8510
Support for carers from the Chinese community
Somali Carers Group - SODES
97 Grange Road, Small Heath, Birmingham, B10 9QT
Tel no: 0121 753 0034
Provides advice for elderly people and families. Also interpreting and translation. Open Mon - Fri, 9:00am - 4:00pm