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Our Partners

Working In Partnership

We work closely with 17 partners to deliver a Carer support service we are all proud of. Forward Carers prides itself on our fair working principles, from providing training and guidance on service delivery and database management, to prompt payment of invoices for work done.

We believe the best outcome for Carers is achieved by partnering with a range of funders, agencies and organisations to deliver targeted support and services that improve Carer wellbeing. Our partners reflect the diverse communities across Birmingham, so we can reach every Carer who needs us with the support they need.

In these partnerships, we deliver a range of services, including Birmingham Carers Hub, Home from Hospital Sandwell, Ageing Better Networks, Making Space for Carers and Carers Voice. We also support Working Carers and Parent Carers and safeguard vulnerable adults.

  • Action For Children

    Registered charity that supports and speaks out for the most vulnerable children and young people in the UK. Locally Action for Children support parents-carers from their Children’s Community Centre in Winson Green. They offer information and advice as well as out of school activities for children with additional support needs.

  • Age Concern Birmingham

    A charity that offers information and advice as well as practical support to older people including dedicated support to carers. Age Concern Birmingham runs the Birmingham Carers Hub contact and advice line offering assistance with welfare entitlements to support groups and training. They are an Ageing Better in Birmingham partner, a project to reduce social isolation and loneliness in older age.

  • Barefoot Wellbeing

    A Community Interest Company that aims to improve health and wellbeing of local communities through yoga and complementary therapies. Barefoot offers free yoga classes to carers at various locations across the city.

  • Birmingham Buddhist Centre

    Provides dedicated mindfulness opportunities for family carers including yoga, meditation, relaxation and Tai Chi. The Buddhist Centre runs regular nights away for carers to unwind and get some respite.

  • Birmingham Mind

    An independent charity providing high quality recovery based services to improve mental wellbeing. Information and services are offered to people experiencing mental distress and their family carers, along with dedicated support groups for carers.

  • Chinese Community Centre

    Provides services that meet the social, health, welfare and development needs of the Chinese community. The carer project runs regular sessions and social events, as well as providing information and advice.

  • Disability Resource Centre

    A charity which aims to support disabled people and their families to take control of their lives to achieve their full potential. The Disability Resource Centre run regular peer to peer support groups for carers.

  • East Birmingham Collective

    Made up of  ACP Group ; Small Heath Community Forum; and Narthex this partnership aims to improve lives of people in the east of Birmingham by offering free and impartial advice and advocacy services. There is a particular focus on supporting and empowering family carers to ensure their needs are addressed in a culturally sensitive manner. Language is not a barrier to accessing support with over 10 community languages spoken by staff.

  • Headway Birmingham and Solihull

    A charity that works to improve life after brain injury by proving information support and services to people affected by brain injury, their families and carers. The carers project is active in Hospitals and from the Centre in Rednal with the team providing one to one support and group activities.

  • Health Exchange

    A social enterprise that empowers people in their community to achieve better health and wellbeing. The carers project support carers address wellbeing and can provide a health MOT, support around lifestyle change, mental health, diabetes and COPD.

  • iSE

    (Initiative for Social Entrepreneurs) – A social business to change lives by supporting the development and sustainability of social enterprises to deliver real community benefit.

  • KIDS

    A not for profit organisation making a life changing difference to the lives of disabled children and young people along with their families.

  • Midland Mencap

    A charity that offers a wide range of services and support to vulnerable children, adults and their families including: safe and quality housing; care, support, info and advice; meaningful things to do. Midland Mencap run the Carers Emergency Support Service (CERs) that offers a planning, back-up and sitting service. The Family Support team provided info and advice to carers, run training sessions and support groups and support parent-carers to access a short break.

  • YMCA Sutton Coldfield

    A charity providing services for young people in the North Birmingham area including youth clubs for young disabled people; support and respite services for young carers through to affordable quality housing provision and outreach work.

  • Home from Hospital

    Home from Hospital offers a variety of volunteer-led services for patients who have recently been discharged from hospital.
    Home from Hospital Care became a charity in 1986 after its founder, Geraldine Amos MBE, investigated inadequate discharges from a hospital in Birmingham.

  • Gateway Family Services

    Gateway Family Services CIC tackles the root cause of health inequalities by providing community-based support, helping people to sustain behaviour change and build resilience.
    Since it was established in 2006, Gateway has provided a range of preventative health and wellbeing services across Birmingham and the wider West Midlands