Carers Careline was established in March 1988. Our aim is to promote the health, mental and emotional wellbeing of adult carers, especially the elderly, in the local community through the identification of hidden carers, early intervention, preventative action and pastoral care.
Over the years Carers Careline services have expanded and we now offer monthly support groups in Redditch (including one for male carers), information and signposting, social events and activities, pro-active telephone support, a drop in facility, a counselling service and bereavement support on the loss of a loved one. We offer help and support to any carer over the age of 18 years.
With an ever ageing population many people find themselves exchanging the role of caring for their children to that of caring for their parents – sometimes both at the same time. Often the situation creeps up on people without their realising. Some people initially deny being a carer because they see it as their duty to look after their loved one. Another common problem can be the feeling of isolation, of being the only one in that position, of not knowing who to ask for help. Add all these things together: stress, duty, love, isolation, loneliness, ignorance and you get a complex mix of issues that can have a great impact on an individual.
Today, after many years of service to carers in the local community, Carers Careline is justifiably proud of its record and subject to funding being available, hopes to continue in the same vein for many years to come.
For more information please call us on 01527 66177.