Birmingham City Council

Birmingham Carers Centre

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Birmingham Carers Centre

Birmingham Carers Centre
198 Corporation Street
Birmingham B4 6QB

Opening times: Mon - Fri 9.30am - 4.30pm

The Birmingham Carers Centre offers a variety of services to support carers, including advice and information about your caring role.

For more information, you can:

  • drop-in to the centre to see the information on display or for a one-to-one chat (you won't need to make an appointment)
  • call the Carers Helpline on 0121 675 8000
  • come to a Carers' coffee morning, activity session or other events at the centre - ask at the centre for a copy of the What's On guide
  • get our monthly Carers' newsletter - call the helpline if you would like to know more about this.


Crossroads Opening Doors Project

The Opening Doors Project supports carers in training and employment through:

  • Basic IT training
  • Help with writing CV's
  • Job search and employment advice

Website: www.thecarersnetwork.org.uk
Telephone: 0121 675 8161
E-mail: info@openingdoorsforcarers.org

For more details or to book a session, please call the Carers Tutor and Development Worker, Chris, on 0845 0945 855.


Carers Emergency Response Scheme (CERS)

CERS is a new service for Carers in Birmingham that will launch in April 2008 as part of the Government funded ' New Deal for Carers'. It will support carers by providing a free 'back up' service. This is to ensure the person they care for is given support in case of emergency for up to 48 hours in their own home. Carers will be able to sign up to the service from the end of April at the Birmingham Carers Centre, Carers Support Groups, on the web site or by phone or email.

Website: www.cers.org.uk
Telephone: 0845 468 1338
Email: cers@live.co.uk


Birmingham Carers Association (BCA)

BCA is a campaigning group of volunteers who aim to get the best for carers from both the City Council and the local NHS. We have an annual general meeting which offers our members a chance to discuss what is important to them with key people in the city. We also undertake surveys to the facts and produce regular newsletters to keep members informed.

Ring us on 0121 675 8176 to join.