Judging panel announced for West Midlands business awards
A high-profile panel from the region’s business and caring community will judge this year’s Carer Friendly Business Awards. Carer Friendly Business…Read More
Nine practical tools to support mental health and wellbeing in the workplace
Currently, one in six working Carers give up work or reduce their hours due to their caring role, and many others…Read More
A clean air zone for Birmingham – what does it mean for carers?
On 1 June 2021 Birmingham launched its Clean Air Zone. It will operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year….Read More
Forward Carers recognised for Carers’ Voice Campaign
Each year, the Sheila McKechnie Foundation (SMK) celebrates the best campaigns and campaigners and is interested in finding those who have made…Read More
Former Carer, Arthur Halford beats Covid-19 and Celebrates his 100th Birthday!
Congratulations to Arthur Halford from Yardley in Birmingham who celebrates his 100th birthday on 11 May. Arthur is quite remarkable; he…Read More
Forward Carers in the Working Families Best Practice Awards Finals
The finalists for the annual Best Practice Awards have been announced today by work-life balance charity Working Families  Forward Carers has…Read More
Forward Carers up for Best Community Campaign Award
Forward Carers has been shortlisted to win the Best Community Campaign Award at the Sheila McKechnie Foundation (SMK) National Campaigner Awards…Read More
Social Enterprise Drive 2021 featuring Forward Carers
Forward Carers is taking part in Social Enterprise Drive Birmingham which takes place from 19 until 23 April 2021. Social Enterprise…Read More
Survey launched on National Strategy for Disabled People
The government has launched a public survey as part of developing a National Strategy for Disabled People. The Disability Unit in the Cabinet…Read More
Who will look after my son if something happens to me?
The consequences of Coronavirus on CarersCoronavirus has had an impact on everyone’s life this year but especially on those who are…Read More
Using drink to cope – a Carer’s story: Alcohol Awareness Week 16 – 22 November
Caring for someone you love can be extremely rewarding but for others it can be incredibly demanding and all encompassing with…Read More
Coronavirus: 4.5m people in UK forced to become unpaid carers
An estimated 4.5 million people – three times the size of the NHS workforce – have been forced to become unpaid…Read More
Birmingham carer speaks out about ‘lockdown loneliness’ during Loneliness Awareness Week
Although restrictions are being lifted suggesting the COVID-19 fight could be a step closer to being won, some are still struggling…Read More
What’s your experiences of remote medical consultations?
Healthwatch Birmingham is helping Healthwatch England with a new research project and we would like to invite you to get involved. …Read More
Mission to make Birmingham the first Carer Friendly City
Forward Carers launches its mission during Carers Week to make Birmingham a ‘Carer Friendly City’ Forward Carers delivers Birmingham Carers Hub,…Read More
Chance to Capture Carers and Raise the Profile of Caring
Hold Still Photography Competition This national photography competition provides an opportunity to capture the contribution that unpaid carers make to society…Read More
Council and Communities work together to tackle the Coronavirus Outbreak
Birmingham City Council is working with the city’s voluntary sector umbrella body, Birmingham Voluntary Service Council, to create a coordinated community…Read More
67% of informal carers struggle to juggle work and carer responsibilities
Almost nine in 10 informal carers receive no support from their employer Do you juggle work with your caring role? Does…Read More
Supporting Somebody with Dementia over the Christmas Period
For most of us Christmas is a joyful experience where we can spend time with family and friends but for someone…Read More
Forward Carers has been awarded a new contract to provide support for Birmingham carers.
1 in 4 households is home to a person caring for a family member or friend in Birmingham. Following an open tender…Read More
Forward Carers – Working For Carers Event – Do You Care?
Do You Care? “For most of my life I have been a carer, and for half of it, I didn’t…Read More
Charity places for family carers on the Dementia Carers Support course
Do you have a family member or friend living with dementia? Do you need more support and knowledge to help you?…Read More
Would you like to help us to shape services for Carers in Birmingham?
Calling all Carers of Adults! Birmingham City Council wants to develop stronger links with Carers of Adults in Birmingham so that…Read More
Ageing Better is Helping Those Feeling Loneliness in Older Age
Social isolation can come about through the life-changing events that can affect everybody. Carers like you have reported feeling loneliness in…Read More