Carers

Dementia Information & Support for Carers

DISC allow self-referals. They help prevent hospital admissions for dementia patients by doing direct referrals to:

  • District nurses (to help with hygiene, incontinence, weight loss, pressure sores, SALT referral)
  • Dieticians (to get fortisips etc)
  • Occupational therapists ( to get aids in the house)
  • Social services
  • Emergency respite for carers
  • Contact rapid response (to get emergency carers)

Telephone: 01215 336483

Disabled Living Foundation

Information and advice on equipment for independent living.

Telephone: 0300 999 0004

Website: www.dlf.org.uk

MIND Birmingham

Birmingham Mind is the largest independent mental health charity providing services in and beyond the City of Birmingham’s boundaries.

Facebook: BirminghamMindOfficial

Twitter: @birminghammind

Telephone: 0121 608 8001

Website: birminghammind.org

Bluebird Care

Birmingham West
We are one of the nation’s leading home care and live in care providers. We deliver the services you want, how you want them, in the comfort of your own home.

Telephone: 0121 233 9619

Website: www.bluebirdcare.co.uk

Email: birminghamwest@bluebirdcare.co.uk

Citizens Advice

Local offices for advice/representation on benefits, debt and housing.

Website: www.citizensadvice.org.uk

Age UK Birmingham

Information and advice for the over 60s.

Telephone: 0121 437 0033

Website: www.ageuk.org.uk/birmingham

Email: info@ageukbirmingham.org.uk

Alzhemier’s society

Information and advice for people with dementia and their carers.

Telephone: 0300 222 1122

Website: www.alzheimers.org.uk

Relate

Counselling and support services for couple, families and young people.

Telephone: 0300 100 1234

Website: www.relate.org.uk

Shelter

Information, advice and community service for people affected by severe mental illness and their carers.

Telephone: 0808 800 4444

Website: www.shelter.org.uk

Turn 2 Us

Information and advice on benefits and grants.

Telephone: 0808 802 2000

Websitewww.turn2us.org.uk

Birmingham Carers Hub

Forward Carers is an award winning social enterprise that prides itself on making a real difference to the lives of carers through working in partnership.

Telephone: 0333 006 9711

Website: forwardcarers.org.uk

Email: info@birminghamcarershub.org.uk

South Birmingham Care Services

South Birmingham Care Services are a new domiciliary care agency, registered with the Care Quality Commission. We provide home care and support to individuals who wish to maintain an independent life within their own home and community.

Telephone: 0121 453 4237 or  07877 712944

Website: www.southbirminghamcareservices.co.uk

Email: info@southbirminghamcareservices.co.uk

Contact

Information and advice for families who care for children with a disability or special need.

Telephone: 0808 808 3555

Website: contact.org.uk

Independent Age

Information and advice for older people, their family and carers.

Telephone: 0800 319 6789

Website: www.independentage.org

Mencap

Information and advice for people with a learning disability, their families and carers.

Telephone: 0808 808 1111

Website: www.mencap.org.uk

Carers Trust

In partnership with a network of local centre they provide advice, information and support to carers.

Telephone: 0300 772 9600

Website: carers.org

Macmillan Cancer Support

At Macmillan, we know how a cancer diagnosis can affect everything. So we’ll help you find your best way through.

From advice about money and work, to someone who’ll listen if you just want to talk, we’re here when you need us most.

Telephone: 0808 808 0000

Website: www.macmillan.org.uk

Online Community: community.macmillan.org.uk

Carers UK

They’re here to make sure that no matter how complicated your query or your experience, you don’t have to care alone.

Telephone: 020 7378 4999

Website: www.carersuk.org

Rethink 

Rethink provide expert, accredited advice and information to everyone affected by mental health problems.

Telephone: 0300 5000 927

Website: www.rethink.org

Email: info@rethink.org