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Carer Friendly Communities

Our Carer Friendly Communities scheme is the only trademarked Carer Friendly recognition programme. We only award Carer Friendly status to organisation that we have independently reviewed.  The stand-out organisations below are Carer Friendly Business Award Winners or Carer Friendly Employer Commitment Mark Holders.  

    Winterbourne House More Info

    Discover a secluded oasis in the midst of the city on a visit to Birmingham’s Winterbourne House and Botanic Garden. Learn about site’s history as you explore its 7 acres of cultivated gardens and restored Edwardian-style property, and enjoy an intimate glimpse of around 6000 unique floral species. Open seven days a week all year round, with a short closure over the Christmas period.

    We offer free entry to carers. We also run a Membership scheme where the person who is being cared for can join and therefore have unlimited access for a one off annual fee.
    University Hospitals Birmingham More Info

    University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) is one of the largest teaching hospital trusts in England. The Trust provides a full range of services across South Birmingham, East Birmingham, Solihull, Sutton Coldfield, Tamworth and South Staffordshire. Our 20,000 members of staff see and treat more than 2.2 million people every year and our hospitals deliver more babies than anywhere else in Europe. We pride ourselves on having services at the heart of our communities. Our hospitals include Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Solihull Hospital, Good Hope Hospital and Birmingham Chest Clinic.

    We also provide community health services across the borough of Solihull and run a number of smaller satellite units, allowing people to be treated as close to home as possible. Working alongside its partners, the Trust runs Umbrella, the sexual health service for Birmingham and Solihull. We are a regional centre for cancer, trauma, renal dialysis, burns and plastics, HIV and AIDS, as well as respiratory conditions like cystic fibrosis. We also have expertise in premature baby care, bone marrow transplants and thoracic surgery and have the largest solid organ transplantation programme in Europe. We provide a series of highly specialist cardiac, liver and neurosurgery services to patients from across the UK. 

    Sunrise of Edgbaston More Info

    A luxury Care Home situated in Edgbaston. We offer Assisted Living Care and Dementia care and Palliative Care to people over the age of 65. We have 98 bedrooms and can accommodate individuals as we as couples. As well as moving in on a permanent basis we can cater for short respite breaks or after hospital stays for rehabilitation.

    Square Peg Activities Limited More Info

    Supporting disabled children by providing a range of appropriate leisure activities for the whole family. We have a sensory garden in Boldmere where we deliver school holiday activities and after school club.

    RESET Wellbeing Project More Info

    The RESET Program has been developed to help you improve your overall sense of wellbeing, understand how your mind and body work together, all with the aim of improving your health and gaining greater insight/ intuition. Through the program, we will teach you techniques to RESET the way you think, feel, and behave, so you can achieve your goals. We will support you to become physically fitter and healthier, and build long-lasting exercise and nutrition habits that are not restrictive or addictive, and allow you to enjoy life. The program includes: – Weekly group counselling ONLINE with our Consultant Psychologist. – RESET workshop videos with our Consultant Psychologist. – RESET program workbooks to support your counselling and video sessions. – Easy to follow tailored physcial activity plans including walks, body weight training, and classes. – Get active from the comfort of your own home with little or no equipment. – Help in building sustainable, and realistic, exercise and healthy eating habits. – Monthly recipe books and eating out guides. – Access to a community online support group. – ONLINE weekly check-ins with your Personal Trainer to help with motivation and accountability. This is a 12 Week Program, which can be followed completely online for only £30 a week. Due to the limited amount t of places per group, please register your interest with us as soon as possible to guarantee your place on the program.

    Our Place Sutton Coldfield More Info

    Our Place Support are committed to support individuals and families to make positive changes in their lives. We deliver on this aim through our Mentoring, Advice and Training Services. Every individual is encouraged and empowered to access our support and we will make any reasonable adaptions to ensure our services are accessible for all. Let us know if you have caring responsibilities that impact on your access to our services and tell us what we can do to help you engage with us.

    Nicholls Brimble Bhol More Info

    Nicholls Brimble Bhol Solicitors with a history dating back over 60 years, is a modern law firm built to provide expert advice and representation for all our clients. We deliver on our promises and provide high-quality customer service, legal expertise, and skills across many different aspects of the law – be it personal or business law.

    We strongly believe that our clients should receive advice and representation from skilled and knowledgeable lawyers. We pride ourselves in the depth and strength of the skill-set we have developed that has helped us to evolve and grow. Our teams have a strong sense of community and significant experience in their fields of law, and through continuous professional development, we are constantly upgrading and updating our knowledge. Each discipline that we cover is led by a senior solicitor and through our extensive knowledge of the law, broad network of legal and professional advisers and excellent client service, all our efforts are geared towards the best conclusion for your case.

    Moor Green Lane Medical centre More Info

    We are a small friendly family orientated GP surgery in Moseley which is recently under new management. We focus particularly on quality, safety and getting to the root cause of issues in a holistic way.

    Headway More Info

    Headway Birmingham and Solihull is a local charity set up to give help and support to people affected by brain injury. We do this by offering services to meet the needs identified by those affected by brain injury. 

    Our aim is to promote greater understanding of all aspects of brain injury and to provide support, information and services for people who have sustained brain injury, their families and carers. 

    DigiKick CIC More Info

    With every passing second, people are being left behind by the internet. DigiKick’s fun, friendly sessions help everyone become confident online, so that people can use the internet to feel included, safe and connected.

    Blood and Bandages More Info

    Based in Stirchely in Birmingham, Blood and Bandages is a high-end gents barbershop. Experienced and Passionate Barbers with a wealth of diverse knowledge working in the hair industry. Qualifications inclusive of NVQ 3 standard. We have travelled through the times from those memorable classic cuts to skin fades.

    Blood and Bandages will offer a discount on their services to support carers in the community as part of the dementia friendly stirchley initiative. 

    We are proposing a 20% discount on services for carers who display the Carer Friendly card. We hope this can show our support to them for the amazing and selfless work that they continue to provide. 

    We are also offering a discounted service to those senior members of the community who are reliant on being cared for in whatever capacity their situation permits. This will be advertised as £10 for a hair cut or £15 for hair and beard trim. 

    We hope that this gesture will be welcomed and goes some way to offering our support to people. 

    Birmingham Mind More Info

    Birmingham Mind is the largest independent mental health charity providing services in and beyond the City of Birmingham’s boundaries. We promote and provide high quality wellbeing and recovery support services to those experiencing mental distress and endeavour to challenge the stigma of mental distress.

    Beat It Percussion More Info

    Beat It Percussion CIC is a community interest company which uses rhythm and sound to improve people’s wellbeing. We work with different groups of people in the community including people with learning disabilities, mental health needs, autism, sensory impairment as well as groups of people with no support needs. However, our primary focus is on people who are living with dementia and memory loss and their carers who benefit from the practical, emotional and social support provided by our interventions.

    Aquarius More Info

    A midlands based charity supporting people to change their behaviors and change their lives. We support family members and young people affected by someone elses substance misuse. Drugs, alcohol and gambling.

    Age Concern More Info

    Age Concern Birmingham is a local Birmingham charity, committed to the people and communities surrounding Birmingham. We started delivering services over 28 years ago. Our Mission is to enrich the lives of older people and others in need through the range of services we offer. Our Vision is to make a positive difference, adding value to people’s lives by offering services to promote wellbeing and independence. Our Values: Everyone Counts – Caring – Promote Wellbeing – Work in partnership – Innovative