‘Gives you the confidence, knowledge and skills to make a positive difference to your life and to the life of the person you care for.’
A series of FREE sessions covering all aspects of the caring role ranging from maximising your income as a carer to taking time to look after your own health and wellbeing.
Caring with Confidence is a programme of 11 themed group sessions for carers to meet and share experiences in a structured, interactive and informal setting. Each session is led by two trained facilitators and lasts for 3 hours. Carers learn and participate in a positive way through group activities and discussions in order to build on their strengths and learn from and share with other carers in similar situations.

17th September 2019 10.00am-1.00pm Finding Your Way

1st October 2019 10.00am-1.00pm Caring Day To Day

15th October 2019 10.00am-1.00pm Caring and Coping

29th October 2019 10.00am-1.00pm Moving with Confidence

12th November 2019 10.00am-1.00pm Caring and Me

26th November 2019 10.00am-1.00pm Caring and Resources

10th December 2019 10.00am-1.00pm Caring and Communicating

7th January 2020 10.00am-12.30pm Legal Workshop

21st January 2020 10.00am-12.30pm Preparing and Planning for Paying for Care

18th February 2020 10.00am-1.00pm Caring and Life

25th February 2020 10.00am-12.30pm Benefits Masterclass

All sessions will be held at The Redi Centre, 54 South Street, Redditch, B98 7DQ  click link   https://binged.it/32yNVGK

To book your place please contact Natalie at Carers Careline on 01527 66177 or email info@carerscareline.co.uk


Join Irene and get your creative juices flowing here at the Ecumenical Centre

…….for some Creative Writing

Thursday 19th September 10:15am-12noon          PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A CHANGE OF DATE



Join us on Wednesday 25th September 10am-12noon for a relaxing coffee morning and chat, at the Ecumenical Centre

Meet us at Arrow Valley Countryside Centre on Thursday October 10th at 10:30am for a relaxing stroll and chat (followed by a visit to the café!)



Midland Youth Jazz Orchestra returns to ‘Swing into Autumn’ click link –

Swing Into Autumn

Saturday 12th October at 7:30pm  

Redditch music lovers can combine a great night out with support for local charity Carers Careline when the highly acclaimed Midland Youth Jazz Orchestra (MYJO) returns to Redditch, this time for an autumn concert of big band music.

The concert, promoted by the Rotary Club of Redditch, is taking place at Trinity High School ( click https://binged.it/32y2Q3W )     on Saturday, 12th October at 7.30pm, and is the fourth occasion in recent years that MYJO have performed here in support of Rotary and its charitable work.

MYJO has been described as one of the world’s top young big bands. For twenty years it was unbeaten in the BBC National Big Band Competition, including the final year in 2006. The band has been successful in a number of international big band competitions and has appeared in concert with many of the most famous names in jazz and entertainment, including Arturo Sandoval, Rob McConnell, Bob Florence, Benny Carter and BBC2’s Claire Teal. Tours have included the USA, Russia, Canada and Europe.

The band is led by top trumpeter John Ruddick, who has performed with the Don Lusher Big Band and BBC Big Band, and worked with such names as Sir Bruce Forsyth, George Shearing, Peggie Lee and Claire Teal. In 2014, John was awarded an MBE for his work with MYJO, which is itself a charity.

Over the years, MYJO has included talented young players from Redditch, several of whom have made successful careers in the music industry. In recent years, its line-up has included Xhosa Cole, winner of BBC Young Jazz Musician 2018

Carers Careline was established in March 1988 and its 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.

This fundraising event is being sponsored by McCarthy & Stone, to promote their Milward Place retirement living development in Redditch.

Tickets for the concert, £12, can be obtained from the Guest Services kiosk in Worcester Square, Kingfisher Centre, Redditch (next to Costa) or by visiting www.rotaryclubofredditch.org.uk for more information and further options for ticket purchase.



Join us for Lunch at The Rose and Crown, Heathfield Road, Webheath, Redditch on Thursday October 17th 12-2pm (book with a £5 returnable deposit) click link –   https://binged.it/32CfzTq



Calling all male Carers and Life After Carers – come and enjoy batter and banter at our annual fish & chip get together on Tuesday October 29th, in the Ecumenical Centre 12noon-2pm


To join us on any of the above please call the office on 01527 66177 to book your place or come along to any of the coffee mornings.  Don’t forget you can drop-in anytime Monday-Friday between 10-12 noon