View services on offer for carers living in Wolverhampton.

Information and advice for carers

Visit Wolverhampton Information Network to find information on assessments, benefits, personal budgets and emergency help for Wolverhampton carers.

Breaks for Carers of Adults

Find out about respite services available to carers who want a break from their caring role in the knowledge that their loved ones will continue to be looked after.

Types of care available for your loved ones

Home-based respite

Home-based respite is a carers service which happens in the home. A carer, either from Agincare or employed via Direct Payments stays with the cared for person to enable the carer to have a break from their caring role. Currently, Wolverhampton City Council employs Agincare, to deliver the home-based respite service.

Residential respite 

These breaks are delivered in a residential setting where the cared for person may have regular short stays to give the carer a break. These breaks are subject to a charge to the cared for person calculated under the Charging for Residential Accommodation Guide (CRAG). The Carer Support Team details are published on the Wolverhampton Information Network (WIN) website.

 and a Community Care Assessment will need to be completed.

Continuing Health Care

For more information about Continuing Health Care Funding contact Wolverhampton Clinical Commissioning Group at Wolverhampton Science Park, Technology Centre, Glaisher Drive, Wolverhampton, WV10 9RU. Email wolccg@nhs.net or call 01902 444878.

Carer awareness training

This free training is designed to help you understand who carers are and what they do.

You will also learn about the support available for Carers in Wolverhampton. The course will look at the legal rights of carers and will explore the types of needs they might have. It has been produced as a number of separate sections, each of which deals with a particular element of understanding or supporting carers. The training can be undertaken in one session taking 30 - 40 minutes to complete or can be undertaken as a section at a time to suit you.

Take the Carers Awareness Test

Contact Carer Support

Contact the Carer Support Team to discuss the types of breaks that may be available in your local area. There is currently no charge for carers support services in Wolverhampton. From April 2015 under the Care Act, all carers will be entitled to have a Carers Assessment.

Find out about the services on offer for carers living in Wolverhampton by contacting the Carer Support Team.

Telephone: 01902 553409
E-mail: carer.support@wolverhampton.gov.uk

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