Being a carer can be demanding, and relentless at times and it is important to get as much support as you can.

Our Carer Support Groups enable carers to meet others in a similar situation, to get some time out of the house, to share experiences and support each other. You may also be able to take part in activities that you enjoy.

Carers Assistance Line

Our Carers Assistance Line team run regular face-to-face support groups for unpaid carers from any background aged over 18 living in Sandwell, Birmingham or the Black Country.

Get free advice and chat to others over a cuppa in a relaxed and friendly environment. Speak to fellow carers, share experiences, ask questions, or just listen.

The groups take place in an accessible venue in Oldbury and community languages are spoken where possible.

When: Every 1st and 2nd Tuesday and last Thursday of each month
Time: 10am – 12pm
Where: Oak Tree Centre, Tame Road, Oldbury, B68 0JP

For more information about the groups call 0121 803 6830 or email CAL@sandwellcrosroads.org.

Caring Lifestyle Balance Service

If you live in Sandwell, our Wrap Around Health & Wellbeing – Caring Lifestyle Balance service hosts a Carer Support Group, with a focus on carers of a loved one with dementia. Here you can meet other carers in a similar situation, share experiences and listen, whilst forming a support network. They also host relevant guest speakers and take part in gentle exercise and social activities as a group.

When – every other Monday (not inc Bank holidays)

Where – Charles Preston Court, Mill Drive, Smethwick, West Midlands, B66 3HE.

Time – 11am – 1pm

Call 0121 553 6483 to find out when the next session is taking place.

Dudley Carers Wellbeing Service

If you live in Dudley and are an unpaid carer of any age, our Dudley Carers Wellbeing Service provide support groups, forums and youth clubs. Please visit the Dudley Carers Wellbeing Service section of our website to find out what we can offer –

  • Adult Carers
  • Young Adult Carers
  • Young Carers