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How Communities can Reduce Stigma felt by Unpaid Carers


It is an incredibly selfless and wonderful act to give your time and effort to care for a loved one or…

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4 Reasons Why You Should Care About Awards


Now in its third year, our annual Carer Friendly Business Awards recognises the incredible contribution of businesses and organisations that support…

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Recap of Carers Week 2021


We hope that you enjoyed Carers Week and managed to attend one of our events whether this was virtually or face-to-face….

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Making Strides for Carers


From left to right: Louise Hughes, Emma Dudley and Neil Joesbury On 10 June during Carers Week, Carer Neil Joesbury undertook…

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Carer’s Appearance on BBC Midlands Today


Just ahead of Carers Week, Birmingham Carers Hub Carer Marie Bushell appeared on BBC Midlands Today. Marie is a Carer to…

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Forward Carers Awards and Accolades


The past few weeks of May and June 2021 have been a whirlwind of good news and celebrations for Forward Carers….

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Forward Carers Story of 2020 Video is Highly Commended


We are pleased to announce that Forward Carers video entry in the Social Enterprise Mark CIC ‘Story of 2020’ Competition has…

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Forward Carers wins Working Families Award


Forward Carers announced as winner of Best Innovation award from Working Families Forward Carers are thrilled to be named as winners…

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We are a Birmingham Post Business Award Winner!


We are thrilled to announce that Forward Carers has won the Third Sector Organisation of the Year Award at the 2021 Birmingham…

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Opportunity to work for a Growing Community Interest Company


Forward Carers CIC is looking for an efficient Administrator to join a small friendly team based in Selly Oak, Birmingham. Job…

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What is Carer Friendly Communities?


Carer Friendly Communities is an initiative led by Forward Carers to make a difference to the lives of Carers. We spoke…

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More organisations join Carer Friendly Communities Initiative


Forward Carers is committed to creating Carer Friendly Communities. We’re on a mission to encourage organisations, businesses, health care trusts and…

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Carers prioritised to receive Covid-19 Vaccine


The government’s vaccine committee has revised its recommendations to include unpaid carers in the Covid-19 vaccine priority list, ranked as priority…

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Birmingham hairdresser, council worker and museum employee scoop Carer Friendly Business Award


Committed businesses described as “beacons of light amid the bleak COVID landscape” have scooped awards for helping people across Birmingham in…

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And the Carer Friendly Business Award Winners are…..


The second Carer Friendly Business Awards took place on Thursday, November 26 as a virtual awards ceremony. They were launched last…

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Winners of Birmingham Carer Friendly Business Awards to be announced


Birmingham business carer commitment has “shone through among the bleakness of 2020”, a judge for a top awards programme has said….

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PPE available for Carers


On 18 September 2020, the Department for Health and Social Care published the Adult Social Care Winter Plan which included a…

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New appointment at Forward Carers


Forward Carers CIC today announces the appointment of Dionne Williams in the role of Managing Director. Dionne has worked for Forward…

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How Birmingham Carers can Win an Alexa


Carers who support a family member or friend in Birmingham have the chance of winning an Alexa! To enter this FREE…

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Carer Friendly Business Awards aims to make Birmingham the first ‘Carer Friendly City’


Birmingham businesses which “prioritise and support carers” across the city are being encouraged to take part in an annual awards programme….

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IMPORTANT Update for Carers Regarding Coronavirus


We’re all facing a monumental challenge to both understand and cope with what is going on around us.  As you’ll appreciate we’re…

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Adult Social Care: Draft Day Opportunities Strategy Cabinet Meeting


Draft Day Opportunities Strategy Cabinet Meeting on Tuesday 11th February 2020 at 10.00am A message from Councillor Paulette Hamilton, cabinet member…

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Birmingham businesses urged to support carers at work


Birmingham businesses are being urged to be more “flexible and supportive” as figures have shown more than a third of UK…

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Forward Carers – Working For Carers Event – Do You Care 2?


Being a carer can be rewarding, but it comes with the added pressure of money worries, time management and trying to…

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You May Have Mail….


Your Views Matter!   If you are a carer registered with Birmingham Carers Hub or Birmingham City Council, you may be invited to…

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Making Space for Carers – Lead Volunteer


Role description: In partnership with Ageing Better in Birmingham, we are looking at improving opportunities for carers and ex-carers (over 50…

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A Life Alongside Caring Family Fun Day


A special thank you to all these amazing companies who have donated a gift for our free raffle give away, during…

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On Sunday 17th June we are holding a family fun day at the Botanical Gardens, Edgbaston. ‘A Life Alongside Caring’ We…

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Birmingham’s Commitment to Carers


It is estimated that there are around 107,380 carers (that is 1 in 8 people) living in Birmingham. Birmingham City Council…

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NHS and Birmingham City Council Carers Event – Friday 2nd March 2018


NHS Birmingham and Birmingham City Council would like to invite carers to a carers’ information event, taking place on Friday 2…

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New Website Launched


You may have noticed we’ve had a make-over! We’re delighted to unveil our new test version of the Forward Carers website….

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Carers Week 2017 – Celebrating Birmingham Carers in Style


Being a Carer isn’t just caring about someone – although that’s part of it – it’s about all the things that…

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FREE carer training courses across the West Midlands


While no two carer experiences are the same, there are certain issues that do affect most carers. Caring safely is key…

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