As part of the commitment to further develop an integrated pathway and deliver the best services for Carers collaboratively with other organisations, Forward Carers invited organisations to apply for funding to deliver further Carer services in Birmingham. Following a tender process, Forward Carers is pleased to award funding the following organisations.
Information & Advice
Headway Macmillan Case Worker
Headway Birmingham and Solihull has a specialist Case Worker who can support families where there is both an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) and a cancer or terminal diagnosis. Headway’s Macmillan Case Worker can support the same person with both conditions or if there is one person with (ABI) and the other person has cancer. The Macmillan Case Worker can offer:
- specialist information and advice
- help to access relevant benefits
- support to understand treatment and diagnosis
- emotional support
- referral to other specialist agencies, including Macmillan services.
Support can be accessed by ringing calling 0121 457 7541 option 1. Referrals are accepted from professionals as well as self-referrals.
Oscar Birmingham’s Carer Support Service
Oscar Birmingham‘s specialist service is for family carers supporting someone, predominantly children and young people living with Sickle Cell Anaemia and Thalassaemia blood disorder, including co-morbidities. This is a city-wide service as part of Birmingham Carers Hub delivery partnership arrangements to support Carers from black and minority ethnic communities so they have better access to services, ensure they have a voice and are heard.
This service will also help carers to:
- Reduce feelings of loneliness
- Increase social participation
- Increase confidence in your role as a Carer
- Create a support network
For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call Sumera on 0121 212 9209.