Do you help look after someone?
Do you care for a family member or friend who relies on your help? We are here to support you.
Aged 5­–18? Do you look after someone at home?
If the person you look after could not manage without your help, then you might be a young carer.
Aged 16­–25? Do you look after someone at home?
Could they manage without your help? If not, you may be a young adult carer.

How we can help

We are a charity with a mission to support unpaid carers of all ages in Solihull. We know the challenges that carers face because of their caring role. There can be huge demands on a carer’s time, health, physical and emotional well-being. Our job is to make sure that someone is looking after them. We are here to offer advice, information, training, emotional and practical support and much needed time out or respite. All of our services are free of charge.

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Am I A Carer?

Not sure if you are a carer? Carers can be children or adults whose lives are affected by caring for a family member, friend or neighbour who relies on them for help. This could be you if the person you care for has: a physical or learning disability; a long-term or terminal illness; sensory impairment, mental health needs; or substance dependency. The reasons family or friends may need our support can vary. If you care for someone on a regular basis, we are here to help you. Do you support a family member, friend or neighbour who:

If you answer “yes” to any combination of the above, you are a carer.

Support For all ages

Adult Carers
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Adult Carers (25+)

If you are a carer 26 years old or above, and you or the person you care for lives in Solihull, you are eligible to register with our service as an adult carer.

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Young Carers

If you are a carer aged between 5 and 18 years old, and you live in Solihull or access a Solihull school, you can register with our service. At 16 years old, carers also have the option to join our service with young adult carer status

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Young adult Carers

If you are a carer aged between 16 and 25 years old, and you live in Solihull or access a Solihull school or college, you can register with our service for young adult carers.

carers stories

Watch and listen to carers talking about what it means to be a carer, the challenges, the rewards and how our service can help.

What is it like to be a carer?

Adult Carers in Solihull

Young carers in Solihull

Young adult carers in Solihull

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Raising awareness with BBC Radio WM

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Carers Week 2023 wrap up and appreciation!

Join CEO Brandon Scott-Omenka, Health Liaison Worker Linda Hewitt, and Charlotte Wade from the NHS Long Covid Team. They discuss the damaging effects of long covid, but also the help and care available to people who suffer with those effects.
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Discussing the effects of Long Covid with NHS

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Professionals

Education, health services and businesses can also do a lot to support carers in the community. In education: carers can be supported via the Young Carers in Schools programme. In health settings: carers can be supported via the GP register; and we can undertake awareness raising activities in your health setting whether it’s a hospital, surgery or pharmacy. We also help businesses to understand how they can support carers within the workplace and how to become carer-friendly employers
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volunteers

We rely on volunteers to support our work with carers. Volunteers receive training and professional development support and are highly valued members of our team. “Volunteering helps me put something back into my community. I am proud that I have been able to use my skills and experience to help develop and grow the work of Carers Trust Solihull”
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National Storytelling Week is here!

National Storytelling Week is here to show that there is a story for everyone and everyone has a story to tell. Find out how you, young and old, can get explore new stories!

Young carers heard and seen at the ASCL Pastoral Conference

Two brave carers spoke at the national ASCL pastoral conference about their struggles and experiences with the education system, while being unpaid carers.

UB Healthcare makes us their charity of the year

Find out what makes UB Healthcare special and how this new partnership will help unpaid carers and their cared for.

Donation stories

We are grateful to all our donors and fundraisers that help support unpaid carers across Solihull. The tenacity of some of our fundraisers is extraordinary – pupils from the local Eversfield School turned £5 into thousands for young carers in Solihull. We have enjoyed the continued support from local Solihull Lions and Rotary St Alphege too and countless donations from individuals—all this helps us to support carers.
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Sydney Mitchell Solicitors donate £4000

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Deputy Mayor of Solihull donates £1,500

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Sydney Mitchell Charity Ball raises over £3,000 for Carers Trust Solihull

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Donate By Text

Should you wish to support our work text “ICARE ?” to 70450. Replace the question mark with your nominated amount of £3/£5/£10 or £20. Your one off donation will be added to your telephone bill.

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All donations are gratefully received.

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