Local help for carers
Solihull Carers Centre is a local organisation for carers and they have an extensive range of services to help support carers of all ages. They provide emotional support, information and advice and assistance to those providing unpaid care. This could be for a relative, friend or other person who has a disability, is frail or has a long term illness.
They can be contacted on 0121 788 1143 or visit www.solihullcarers.org
Please let the surgery know if you are a Carer
Carers UK - UK's only national membership charity for carers, Carers UK is both a supportive community and a movement for change. More information can be found here
Free digital resources for carers please contact the surgery for free access code
There are almost seven million carers in the UK – that is one in ten people and this is rising. Every year in the UK, over 2.3 million adults become carers and over 2.3 million adults stop being carers.
Three in five people will be carers at some point in their lives in the UK.
Out of the UK’s carers, 42% of carers are men and 58% are women.
Over the next 30 years, it is estimated that the number of carers will increase by 3.4 million (around 60%).
Young carers & adults
Carers are not just adults – children are carers too:
In total there are 290,369 carers in the UK who are aged 16–24. Young adult carers aged between 16 and 18 years are twice as likely to be not in education, employment, or training (NEET).
In England and Wales, just under one million (950,000) people over 65 are carers.
65% of older carers (aged 60–94) have long-term health problems or a disability themselves.
(Source – Carers Trust)
Carer support for patients with dementia
Information & support on dementia from Solihull Council (EXTERNAL PDF LINK)