News & Media

Keep up to date with what we are doing and what is coming up for carers in Solihull. We also publish anything that we think will be helpful to carers. We have them in categories so you can select what is relevant to you.


Adult Carers Newsletter March to September 23

Welcome to the latest edition of our newsletter. You can view it online or get in touch for a printed version. 

Young Carers Action Day 2023

But what does ‘Make Time for Young Carers’ really mean?

Check your energy bills – you might be entitled to a discount

We get many calls from carers struggling with bills and finances. Have a look at some of the information below as this could be useful

Apprenticeships for Young Adult Carers

For National Apprenticeship Week Carers Trust will be hosting a virtual event on Wednesday 8th February 5:30 – 6:30pm highlighting apprenticeships for young adult carers.

Carers Rights Day 2022

Carers Rights Day is a national event to highlight and campaign for carers' rights. With the cost of living crisis being one of the main concerns for carers we held an information event focussing on this. 

Carers Rights Day 2022

Whether you are a new carer or have been caring for someone for a while, we believe that it’s important that you understand your rights and are able to access the support that is available to you as soon as you need it.

Council to discuss new strategy to support Solihull carers

Solihull Council’s Joint Adults and Children’s Scrutiny Board will discuss a new five-year Carers Strategy at its meeting on Thursday (22 September).

Carers Talk Autumn, Winter 2022

Over the past 6 months we have enjoyed getting back to working face to face with carers in the community and it has been lovely to see many of you joining our carers meet ups and events.

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.

Donations Support Young Carers at Blackwell

For the 9th year running, we ran a BBQ at our Blackwell Residential event for Young Carers aged 8 to 11. The Blackwell event was, again, funded by a wonderful donation of £2,000 from our great friends at Rotary St Alphege.

Donation of £1,000 by Waitrose 

A kind and generous donation of £1,000 by Waitrose Solihull

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.

Peter, a volunteer fundraiser

Peter is a self motivated, unstoppable fundraiser who has sought out and secured funding from diverse sources. He has built and developed positive relationships with funders and donors with incredible results.

Carer’s story in their own words

After contacting the Carers Trust Solihull I was offered an assessment. I found the assessment itself very therapeutic and it had been a very long time since anyone had asked me about myself

Young Carer of the Year 2022

Rebecca Wall was presented with the Young Carer of the Year Dave Henry Award