Carers Support Services Currently Available in Sandwell as of November 2019
If you look after an adult, please contact the Council’s Sandwell Enquiry service on 0121 569 2266, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to ask for information and advice.
As a carer, you have the right to ask for an assessment of your needs for support as a carer – which can often be completed on the telephone. You will be offered information and advice, or you can talk to the social worker who works with the person you care for, or if you need more support or more specialist support you will be directed to other services and support on offer – including local voluntary organisations listed below and local carer support groups.
If you look after a child with a special educational need or disability under 18, contact Sandwell Council’s Children with Disabilities Team on 0121 569 5616.
Your carer’s assessment is a chance for you to tell the Council about your needs and how we can support you as a carer. A carer’s assessment is free of charge, and it can be the first step towards getting the support you need.
You can ask for a carer’s assessment if you provide unpaid emotional or physical support to family members or friends and you feel you need some support. If you provide care under contract or as part of voluntary work, you would not normally be regarded as a carer.
If you provide or intend to provide care for another adult and you need support, the Council will carry out a carer’s assessment. If more than one person provides care to a family member or friend, all carers are entitled to an assessment.
You can have a carer’s assessment even if the person you care for has refused an assessment themselves. You could also be eligible for support in your own right whether the person you care for has eligible needs or not.
You can also find up to date information on carers services by visiting:
A list of commissioned Carer support services in Sandwell can be downloaded here.