Informal & family carers

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 carers of all ages living in Wolverhampton.

A Carer is anyone who provides support for a relative, friend or neighbour without payment. The person that you look after may have a mental health need, learning disability, physical and sensory disability or may be an older, vulnerable person.

The Carer Support Team can support you in your caring role by offering the following:

  • Practical information, advice and guidance
  • Carer's Assessment
  • Benefits advice
  • Signposting
  • Emotional support
  • Carers Emergency Card
  • Carers Groups at Wednesfield Library
  • Information about Breaks for Carers
  • Short break caravans

What is a Carer's Assessment?

This is an opportunity for you as a carer to talk about your caring role and the impact it has on your life. You will then be able to work through a plan to support you in your caring role.

Our Carer support groups are now based at Wednesfield Community Centre 2 Well Lane, WV1 1XT on the first Tuesday of every month, 11:30-13:00pm, come along or a refreshment and a chat, this is a great opportunity to socialise and meet other carers.

Upcoming Dates:

Keep up to date with our Community & Carer Support Bulletin

All Aged Carers Service

From 1st October 2023 the Carer Support Team became an All-Aged Carer Support Team, meaning that we now support carers of all ages. 

As a team we now provide support to all unpaid carers living in Wolverhampton who support:

  • Young Carers (Under 18)
  • Young Adult Carers (18-25) 
  • Parent Carers 
  • Adult Carers 

Who is considered a carer?

A Carer is anyone who provides support for a relative, friend or neighbour without payment. The person that you look after may have a mental health need, learning disabilities, physical and sensory disability or may be an older, vulnerable person.