Carers in Dudley can receive support from joining the Dudley Council’s Carers’ Network free of charge. As a member you can get information and advice about the support on offer to you and the person you care for. You can also:
Have access to a carers’ advice line 01384 818723. The carers’ advice line is available to all carers for advice, information and guidance about services and support. There is a 24 hour answering machine where messages can be left.
Join our carers’ peace of mind emergency scheme. We understand you may worry about what will happen to the person you care for if for some reason, such as a medical or other emergency, you are unable to provide care. If you provide details about the person you care for as well as the help they may need, we will store this on the secure database held within the Dudley Telecare Service.
Apply for the council’s Options+ leisure card. To become a member you, or the person you care for, must live within the borough.
Support groups. There are many groups across the borough, who meet regularly to provide support for you as a carer as well as the person you care for. Many of these groups are run by volunteer carers.
- Request a carers’ assessment.
- Receive the newsletter The Dudley Carer, keeping you up to date with all news and information to do with carers and services and support available in the borough.
- Request fact sheets on a wide range of topics.
- Receive e-bulletins with up-to-the minute information.