info & advice

Any resources that will be helpful to carers will be available on this page. The library will build over time. Use the categories to get to the information you need. If you know of any resources that can be added then please get in touch.

health

Emotional and Mental Well-being

Caring can place huge demands on you with many extra responsibilities and frustrations to deal with.

What is a Carer’s Assessment? 

A carer’s assessment looks at your needs as a carer and the impact of your caring role, including the practical and emotional support you provide.
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Your Health

As an unpaid carer, it is important to look after your own health

how to get a break

Carers Card

Use this for telephone numbers of whom to contact in an emergency and to alert others you are caring for someone who may need help back at home.
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How to get a break

Being a carer can be hard work and you might need to take a break sometimes. Respite is a short break, anything from a couple of hours to several weeks

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Solihull’s Young Carers in Education

Young and Young Adult Carers across Solihull share their experiences of being carers and how it affects their lives at home and in education.

Transport

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Transport

Whether you are doing some shopping, going to a hospital appointment or having a day out there is lots of support to help you, and the person you care for to get about

Finances

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Finances

There are benefits just for carers, some for people with a disability, and some to help you if you have a low income.

Training & work

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Training and Work 

If you are juggling work with looking after someone, you are not alone

my rights

What is a Carer’s Assessment? 

A carer’s assessment looks at your needs as a carer and the impact of your caring role, including the practical and emotional support you provide.

Your Rights as a Carer

As a carer you have the right to