Carers young and old have been enjoying a range of festive activities with the city's all age Carer Support Team.

It hosted a Christmas craft session at Crafty Happenings in Penn, where carers made Christmas wreaths. Meanwhile, 14 young carers were treated to an afternoon at the pantomime when they went to the Grand Theatre to see Snow White.

Councillor Jasbir Jaspal, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Adults and Wellbeing, said: "Caring can be a hugely rewarding experience, but at the same time it is often challenging for carers to be able to look after their own well being.

"These events were an excellent opportunity for carers to come together and relax away from their caring role.”

She continued: "The pantomime was magical; several of the young carers had never been to the theatre before and they absolutely loved it."

The Carer Support Team has been helping families in Wolverhampton for over 20 years, providing practical information, advice and guidance, Carer's Assessments, benefits advice, emotional support, training and more. 

In September, it launched the city's all age carer support service, and now provides help and guidance to young carers aged between 5 and 18, as well as adults. 

For more information, please call 01902 553409, visit Carer support or email

Councillor Jaspal added: “A carer is anyone who provides unpaid support for a relative, friend or neighbour who has a mental health need, learning disability, physical and sensory disability or is an older, vulnerable person.

“If this is you, and you haven’t already, please make contact with our Carer Support Team so they can provide you with help on your caring journey.”