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Carers Week 2019

A carer is anyone who looks after a family member, friend or neighbour and is not paid for the work.

In Sandwell there are more than 35,000 carers and this number is expected to grow in the next couple of years. Many people who are carers don't even recognise themselves as so as they just see it as normal behaviour.

Many carers report a decline in their personal health and the inability to do the things that they enjoy. For that reason, groups across Sandwell are offering a range of activities to promote the excellent services on offer as well as give support and guidance.

There are activities ranging from health checks to simply taking the time to chat over a cuppa.

The service that carers provide the borough is invaluable. We want to ensure that they are getting the support they need to continue doing so.

With events every day of the week and at different times of the day there should be an activity to suit everyone.

Let's share in celebrating the carers of Sandwell and get carers connected in their communities.

Download the Carers Week Calendar

As part of Carers Week, Sandwell Council have made a pledge to the carers in the borough.

To connect carers to each other and to information and support with caring.

We are currently working on a Joint Strategy for Carers in Sandwell – with 5 key priorities.

As part of Carers Week, as a council, we pledge to work together with our partner organisations, including Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group, and local carer support organisations in the Voluntary Sector, to support carers and carers lives, so that families thrive for longer.

We pledge to raise awareness, recognise, support and raise the resilience of carers and their families, and as part of that we will raise their awareness of support within their local communities. Our Joint Carers Strategy ensures this happens.

View our pledge


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  1. You are here Carers Week 2019
  2. Young Carers