In partnership with Forward Carers and Midland Mencap, Walsall Council is launching a brand new Carers Hub offering free advice and support to carers in Walsall.
The new Carers Hub will be offering face to face support for unpaid carers and is holding its launch event on Tuesday 5 July 2022. Everyone is welcome to come along and meet the new team between 11am and 2pm on Tuesday 5 July 2022 at 17 Lichfield Street, Walsall WS1 1TU.
Forward Carers, an award-winning not-for-profit organisation, has been awarded the contract to run the new service from 1 July 2022 onwards and it will provide support to unpaid carers living in Walsall, or providing care to someone living there. They will be working in collaboration with the regional charity, Midland Mencap as the council’s chosen delivery partner.
Councillor Keir Pedley, Portfolio Holder for Adult Social Care at Walsall Council, said: “Unpaid carers play a vital role in our local communities and it’s important that help and support is available for both the carer and the person they care for. Carers face many challenges, and the new Carers Hub will run support groups and provide the practical, financial and emotional support they need to care for a loved one.
“We are looking forward to our launch event and would like to encourage people to come along, meet the team and have a look at the facilities. It will be a lifeline for unpaid carers in Walsall offering invaluable face-to-face support.”
Simon Fenton, Forward Carers CEO commented, “We are delighted to be awarded the contract by Walsall Council to run a new Walsall Carers Hub Service alongside our partner Midland Mencap. Walsall Carers Hub will support unpaid carers by offering information and guidance including welfare advice, wellbeing checks, providing digital support and other provision to improve the wellbeing of carers in Walsall. Carers can register with the service for free on our new website or by calling us on 01922 616 798. We are also holding a Hub opening event on 5 July at 17 Lichfield Street, Walsall WS1 1TU.”