The Princess Royal Trust for Carers stated:
"A Carer is someone of any age who provides unpaid support to family or friends who could not manage without this help. This could be caring for a relative, partner or friend, who is ill, frail, disabled, or has mental health or substance misuse problems".
Carers make great contribution to the society. Most of them need a lot of support to maintain their role and their own wellbeing. This service provides holistic, culturally sensitive, personalised and professional support to Chinese carers.
The programme covers the following range of activities:
The Carers Support programme is free if the carer or looked-after person is a Birmingham resident, as it is funded by the Adults and Communities Directorate of Birmingham City Council. However, a small fee is charged for some social activities not covered by our Adults & Communities grant.
As a result of taking part in the Carers' Support project:
- The carers have grown in their abilities in both caring and coping, as well as better able to voice and acquire more services for the people they care for and for themselves.
- Many of our carers have become regular volunteers at the Chinese Community Centre-Birmingham, made new friends and developed a support network for each other.
- The local services providers are more aware of Chinese carers' difficulties and needs.
For further information, contact our Health Manager, Amy Cui on 0121 6858510 or e-mail to Amy Cui