The Walsall Carers’ Centre is a charitable company that brings together statutory and voluntary sector services together who can support carers. Our aim is to provide real support to carers within the Borough of Walsall, and give their needs and their contributions the recognition and status they deserve. We can provide you with a ‘listening ear,’ someone to talk to who understands your emotional problems. Our experienced staff and support workers can help you overcome the feelings of isolation and stress. In order to do this, we have several aims, and these include:
Providing advocacy and information for carers
If you want to know your rights, need help finding out about support services, or want someone to act on your behalf, they aim to offer assistance. For instance, they can tell you about respite care, the benefits you may be entitled to, and what support services are available in your area.
A help line for carers.
If, for whatever reason you can’t get to the centre, staff can assist over the telephone.
- A town centre support group based at the Crossing at St. Paul’s in Darwall Street
- At the Walsall Carers Centre, at the Crossing at St. Paul’s in Darwall Street, you can pop in and meet the staff to discuss your needs in person, as the centre is open Monday to Friday, 9.00 till 4.30. Our office is on the first floor, but there is a lift close by, allowing full disability access.
- Provide an outreach service
- The outreach workers spend their time out in the community, visiting people in their own homes, in order to offer support and help people keep in touch with others in similar circumstances. If, for whatever reason you are unable to visit us, they can arrange to see you at home to discuss any concerns you may have.
- A support service for young carers
- A tailored service for young carers, to meet their needs.