Worcestershire Association of Carers

Worcestershire Association of Carers

At a glance

Causes

  • Counselling / advice
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Local / community
  • Mental health
  • Older people / later life
  • Social care

Other details

Geographical remit: 
Local
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Objectives

We provide an independent expert source of information, advice and support for unpaid adult carers in Worcestershire. We provide representation for carers at a local and national level and support carers to have a voice in decisions that affect them. We understand the role of unpaid carers and the huge contribution they make to the community. We assist carers through a range of personalised services provided directly and through signposting to other sources of help.  When carers receive the best possible services available to them, they are empowered  to continue caring more effectively, continue to have a life beyond caring and are less likely to suffer health breakdown.

Activities

Carer Pathway Advisors provide information, advice and support by telephone and in drop in information points across the county.

Adult carers can access information, advice, support and training, tailored to their individual needs all in one place.

Carer support groups are held once a month throughout the county, run by carers but supported by WAC.

Carer Talktime provides regular telephone contact with one of our trained volunteers to reduce the isolation that carers can experience.

A telephone befriending service, Listening Ear, supports those who are caring for someone close to the end of their life.

We run regular well being sessions for carers.

WAC also provides some GP practices with social prescribing and lifestyle advice services.

 

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