In a nutshell:
All about our friends at Forward Carers
- What is Forward Carers
- What do they offer
- Who have they supported
Forward Carers is a not for profit company made from a group of community organisations based in the West Midlands, who have come together to make a real difference to the lives of carers.
Forward Carers aim is simple, to improve the physical and mental wellbeing of carers, young and old, including parent carers, so that families stay healthier and happier together, for longer.
The company runs the Birmingham Carers Hub which offers a wide range of services, FREE to local carers including:
- Information and advice; one to one support from welfare entitlements to counselling
- Carer emergency backup service, known as CERS
- Training for carers
- Carer support groups
- Wellbeing provision including mindfulness and short breaks away
- Out of school activities for children with additional support needs
- Signposting to other agencies who can assist carers
- Online communities through their Facebook and Twitter platforms which you can find by searching Birmingham Carers Hub or @BhamCarersHub
Forward Carers work with many not for profit organisations, all of whom care about carers and provide high quality support services. As a collective they are extremely proud to have been awarded the Birmingham Business Charter for Social Responsibility Standard by Birmingham City Council.
You can see a list of their current consortium members here.
In partnership with Forward Carers we’re aiming to help bring our ethos to supporting carers to the Midlands and help promote the fantastic events and services they provide to enable people like you to access your local carer networks.
Here’s what people have to say about the services provided by Forward Carers:
“CERS staff cared for Doris well. The time it took for staff to arrive after my Daughter made the telephone call was very quick. Staff did everything that was expected of them in a friendly and caring manner. I would not hesitate to use the service again.” George Keay, Carer, West Midlands.
“The service gave Irene peace of mind when she was taken into hospital after the paramedics were called. Service gives me peace of mind knowing there is someone I can call upon when I need support.” Irene and Kenneth Bagnell, West Midlands.