Carers came together to enjoy a special crafting event at Central Library recently – and it proved such a success that more are planned.

The event, part of Carers Week 2023 activities taking place in Wolverhampton, was organised by the city's Carer Support Team and gave participants the chance to craft mini motivator stitch kits which they could take home with them.

Councillor Jasbir Jaspal, the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Cabinet Member for Adults and Wellbeing, said: “There are over 27,000 unpaid carers in Wolverhampton who look after family members or friends who have a disability, mental or physical illness or simply need extra help as they grow older.

“It's important that they are given all the help and support they need to carry out this crucial role, and that they are also able to enjoy some time for themselves, and the crafting session was just such an occasion. 

"We had some really positive feedback, with people enjoying the friendly atmosphere and the therapeutic nature of the activity and, most importantly, asking us to keep on offering these sorts of activities in the future."

Other social activities offered by the Carer Support Team include carer support groups at Wednesfield Library on the last Tuesday of every month, and regular pub lunches at The Gatehouse.

Carers who wish to find out more about future events are asked to please contact Charley Bond at the Carer Support Team on 01902 553409.
The Carer Support Team offers a range of support for people who care for a friend, relative or neighbour, ensuring they are supported in their caring role, have access to the services they need and are able to claim the benefits they are entitled to.

They also provide practical information, guidance and advice on a range of matters including benefits and offer a range of other services including training in essential skills such as first aid.

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