Carer Support Bulletin: May 2019

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Carer Support News Bulletin

This information bulletin is for carers, professionals and organisations working with and supporting carers and is produced by the Carer Support Team.

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Information Drop in Lea Rd Medical Practice, Penn Fields, WV3 0LS. This is monthly and run on the first Tuesday of the month and you don’t have to be a patient at the surgery to pick up information. Come on over for a chat!


Voice4Parents - Get involved!

Voice4Parents is an independent forum of parents and carers whose children and young people have a range of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) aged 0-25 years.  They represent the wider views of parents and carers and work together with the Local Authority and Health providers in Wolverhampton to shape the services provided for them and their families.  Voice4Parents would like other parents and carers of children with SEND to be part of its wider membership. Members will receive updates about the work Voice4Parents is involved in, be given opportunities to help shape local services and be invited to attend events and social gatherings to meet other parents and carers.

Follow Voice4Parents on Facebook

Together we can make a difference!

Carers Cafe May 2019

Dementia Awareness Week 2019

TP May/June

Carer Support Opening Times

Carer Support Team Drop in service is at Central Library, Snow Hill, WV1 3AX as follows:

  • Mon: 10.00am - 12:00noon
  • Tue: 2:00pm - 4:30pm
  • Wed: 10:00am - 12:00noon
  • Thu: 2:00pm - 4:30pm
  • Fri: 10:00am - 12:00noon

carers week

Carers Week 2019

Carers Support have organised a range of activities for Carers Week 2019. Details are available in the City Carer magazine Summer edition. For more information contact Melinder on 01902 553429.

City Carer Summer Issue – Out now!

If you haven’t got a copy yet contact the team or pick up a copy at your local library, GP Surgery or Information point. Or if you prefer you can read an electronic copy on our website.

Social Media

If you don’t already, make sure you follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for ‘on -the-go information, advice and support.

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Mailing List

If you would like to be added to the mailing list for this bulletin and other information from the Carer Support team, please get in touch with me, Melinder Kaur, Information Officer on 01902 553429.


Mencap’s AGM will be held on Friday, 17 May 2017 at 7.30 pm at Beckminster Church Hall, Birches Barn Road, Bradmore. All welcome.

Mental Health Awareness Week 2019

The Mental Health Foundation (MHF), runs this from Monday 13 to Sunday 19 May 2019. The theme for 2019 is Body Image – how we think and feel about our bodies.

Body image issues can affect all of us at any age. During the week MHF will be publishing new research, considering some of the reasons why our body image can impact the way that we feel, campaigning for change and publishing practical tools. 

Since the first Mental Health Awareness Week in 2001, MHF raised awareness of topics like stress, relationships, loneliness, altruism, sleep, alcohol and friendship. To raise awareness during the week, Wolverhampton Libraries, Community Support and Carer Support are working together to offer information, advice and support around promoting a positive body image. There will be a coffee morning on Thursday 16th May at Wolverhampton Central Library as well as other workshops and activities.

Look out for further information in libraries and community centres as well as on Social Media @WolvesLibraries @CommunityOffer and @WolvesCarers

To find out more about MHF visit