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Support for Parent Carers in Birmingham

A Parent Carer or guardian is someone who provides support to their child, including a grown-up son or daughter, aged up to 25 years, who could not manage without their help. This care could be due to the child or young person being ill, disabled or having a mental illness or addiction.

Birmingham Carers Hub works with Delivery Partners to provide information, advice and support to Parent Carers. The dedicated page on our website provides an overview of how we can help you in your caring role.

NEW Support Groups for Parent Carers
Being a Parent Carer is incredibly demanding and it’s important that you take some time for yourself otherwise you can become exhausted, stressed and eventually burn out.  

Our Delivery Partner Midland Mencap has just launched some new Wellbeing Support Groups designed for Parent Carers that will provide an opportunity for Carers to come together to share your experiences and find out information.

The free support groups will take place every third week of the month between 10am and 12 noon across four areas of the city:

Ladywood Leisure Centre, Ladywood Middleway, Birmingham B16 8TR  (starting on Monday 18 September)
Erdington Leisure Centre, Orphanage Road, Birmingham B24 9HU (starting on Tuesday 19 September)
Stechford Leisure Centre, Station Rd, Birmingham B33 8QN (starting on Wednesday 20 September)
Northfield Leisure Centre, Bristol Rd S, Northfield, Birmingham B31 2PD (starting on Thursday 21 September)

If you would like to know more, please email families@midlandmencap.org.uk call the family carer team who will be happy to answer any other questions on 0121 442 2944.

Carers Lunch Every Friday 11.30am – 1.30pm
Enjoy a main course plus a desert and up to three hot drinks (tea/coffee/hot chocolate) for £7.50 at Weoley Castle Community Centre, Bottetourt Road, Weoley Castle, Birmingham, B29 5TE. This weekly lunch is open to Carers of any age and provides you with the chance to have some time out and catch up with people in the same situation as you.

Symphony Hall, Fourth Thursday of Every Month 11.30am-1.00pm
Carers can enjoy a mix of guest speakers and wellbeing activities each month at Symphony Hall on Broad Street in Birmingham. This event is for just for Carers so you can get information and advice and sit back with a cuppa and chat to other Carers.

To find out more, please email families@midlandmencap.org.uk or call 0121 442 2944.