Families and carers

Families and carers play a vital role in supporting people with mental health problems. We know this role can sometimes be difficult, demanding, and lonely. Our Trust actively seeks to engage families and carers in the services that we provide.

We have relationships with most of the carer’s organisations across Birmingham and Solihull, including:

Birmingham Carers Hubis a partnership of not-for-profits who have come together under the management of Forward Carers, to deliver support and services for unpaid Carers in Birmingham. Our fantastic partners reflect the diverse communities across Birmingham, so we can reach every Carer who needs us with the support they need. We are funded and commissioned by Birmingham City Council and BSOL Integrated Care Board, who are integrated with the Children’s Trust Birmingham, enabling delivery of the all age citywide Carer’s pathway.

Carers Trust SolihullWe provide free and meaningful support to carers, supporting their emotional and physical wellbeing, preventing crisis and keeping families together.

Each Carers Trust is an independent charity and work to actively promote the wellbeing of unpaid carers of all ages. We believe carers should be able to access the quality support and services they need.

Homegroupwe offer information and advice to carers of any age, who support people with mental health needs. The support we offer may include support access to respite, housing and finance.

Community Support

There are a lot of resources available in the community, however we understand these are not always easy to find.

Here are the links to some of the websites and resources we often recommend:

Friends and Family Carers Assessment

As a carer you have a right to a statutory assessment under the Care Act 2014.

A carer’s assessment is a discussion with you that will help us understand the physical, emotional, and practical impact that caring has on your life and to ensure you can access appropriate support services to help you in your role.

To request a carers assessment for Birmingham, please contact Birmingham Carers Hub:

To request a carers assessment for Solihull please contact:

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