Carers Support & Respite

Being a carer for someone with a long term illness or disability is hard work. Balancing the caring role with space and time for yourself is very important. Having a break from that pressure, whilst still having the assurance and support you, or the person you care for, needs, can be invaluable.

Fortunately, help is out there. The organisations listed below can provide advice, respite services and practical support for carers.


Carers Allowance

Carer’s Allowance is a benefit to help people who look after someone who is disabled. You don’t have to be related to, or live with, the person you care for.
For more details follow the links below or see our page on Benefits and Finance

Website: www.direct.gov.uk/Carers Allowance

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Worcester Association of Carers

Worcestershire Association of Carers is an independent source of information, advice and support for the 57,000 unpaid adult carers in Worcestershire. They aim to raise awareness of the issues and experiences carers face whilst caring and can provide a variety of different services to support you in your role as a carer.

They run Carers Groups in Bewdley, Bromsgrove, Droitwich, Evesham, Inkberrow, Kidderminster, Malvern, Martley, Pershore, Stourport and Worcester.

Telephone: 0300 0124272

24hr Telephone Helpline: 0300 012 4272

Website: www.carersworcs.org.uk

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St Richard’s Hospice Carer’s Group

The only group in Worcestershire supporting carers of people facing life-limiting illnesses. The group meets on the second Monday of every month and usually on one other Monday as well as organising outings and other events. The service is free and are able to arrange sitters and transport.

Telephone: 01905 763963

Website: www.strichards.org.uk/our-care/supporting-the-family/caring-for-carers/

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Worcestershire County Council

Worcestershire County Council provide social care services for all in the county and can provide respite and short breaks for people with a variety of needs. Contact them on the details below if you need to access a respite service for yourself or someone you care for.

Worcestershire HUB Telephone: 01905 722233

Website:https://ylyc.worcestershire.gov.uk/

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Carers UK

Carers UK is a membership organisation of carers, led by carers for carers. They seek to support and represent carers in their day to day role and develop wider understanding of carers and the work they do through representation in the media and political lobbying.

Telephone: 0808 8087777

Website: www.carersuk.org

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Worcestershire Young Carers Project

This project aims to provide information, support and advice for young carers, as well as practical activities.

Telephone: 01905 619886

Website: www.yss.org.uk


Headway Worcester

Provides friendship and support to families following a acquired brain injury

Telephone: 01905 729729

Website: www.headwayworcestershire.org.uk


ReVitalise

Vitalise is a national charity providing short breaks and respite care for people with disabilities, visually impaired people, and carers.

Telephone: 0303 3030145

Website: revitalise.org.uk

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Worcestershire Stroke Recovery Service

Information, practical advice and emotional support to carers

Telephone: 01527 903716

National Number: 0303 3033100

Website: www.stroke.org.uk



Worcestershire ME Social Group

Social group only

Telephone: 0344 5765326 (National)

Website: www.meassociation.org.uk

Website: www.worcsmegroup.weebly.com


Worcester Long Term Stroke Support Group

Telephone: 01527 903716

Website: www.stroke.org.uk/finding-support/worcester-long-term-stroke-support

Contact email: 

 

Telephone: 01527 903716 (Worcester)
Telephone: 01527 903701 (Bromsgrove)

Worcestershire Stroke Recovery Service provides practical advice, emotional support and high-quality information following a stroke. Whether you are a stroke survivor, carer or family member, we will work with you to identify and address your needs through a personalised plan, and support you to rebuild your life after stroke.


Worcester Breast Cancer Support

Breast Cancer Haven – Worcester

Breast Cancer Haven is a unique charity that supports anyone affected by breast cancer.

They provide a wide range of therapies and approaches to help you cope with the physical and emotional effects of breast cancer and treatment.

Contact

Telephone: 01905 677862
Website: worcesterreception@breastcancerhaven.or

Website: www.breastcancerhaven.org.uk 


Wyre Forest Breast Cancer Support Group

The support group meets at 10.30am on Monday mornings for coffee near Kidderminster and on the evening of the 3rd Monday of each month at the Black Boy, Kidderminster Road, Bewdley at 7.30pm.

Contact

Telephone: – 07875 161880 or 07402 869210

Email: yourbosombuddies2017@gmail.com

Facebook group – Your Local Bosom Buddies Breast cancer Support.


Malvern Breast Cancer Support Group

For women who are going through treatment or have done so recently and would like to meet in an informal social setting with others who have had the same experiences.

Day: Third Tuesday of each month

Time: 6pm – 7.30pm

Venue: Gallery 36, 36 Belle Vue Terrace, Great Malvern, WR14 4PZ

Contact

Telephone – 01684 876112

Email: malvernbcsg@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/MalvernBreastCancerSupportGroup


Cool2care

Is an information site for carers

Website:www.cool2care.co.uk


Crossroads Care

Whilst operating as a social care provider Crossroads Care also provide a sitting service to give respite to carers.

Telephone: 01905 729293 (Worcester, Malvern & North Worcestershire)

01386 49926 ( Evesham & Pershore)

Website: www.homecareworcestershire.org.uk

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