It is estimated that around 27,500 people in Wolverhampton are informal or family carers - caring for an elderly or vulnerable friend or relative, or someone with a disability or mental health needs.
Wolverhampton's Carer Support Team offers a range of support for family carers.
A carer is anyone who provides support for a relative, friend or neighbour without payment. The Carer Support Team can support them in their caring role by offering practical information, advice and guidance, a free Carer's Assessment, benefits advice, emotional support, training, a Carers Emergency Card, social activities and more.
For more information please visit City of Wolverhampton Council - Carer Support.
Spurgeons Young Carers offers a wide range of services to support young carers, from mentoring and educational support to activities and trips away to give them much needed time out from their caring duties. For more information please visit Spurgeons Young Carers.
Many Wolverhampton residents who provide unpaid care are not accessing the support available to them, perhaps because they don’t see themselves as carers as they feel they are simply supporting someone else who needs them because of their disability or illness.
The pilot project with Mobilise is using social media and digital marketing to help to find and identify 4,000 ‘unpaid carers’, connecting them immediately with others in a similar position, and providing relevant, timely support. The service is free and run by carers, for carers.Read more