South Birmingham

South Birmingham

We will use our experience to help you find services that can make life easier for you and the person you look after. The services people need can be different for every family, and people often use different services at different points on their dementia journey. We have worked with hundreds of families for over a decade, and our experience allows us to talk you through some of your options.

 

We provide services across the Birmingham City Council area.

In South Birmingham this includes:


Quinton


Wesley
 

Harborne
 

Selly Oak
 

Bartley Green
 

Bournville
 

Brandwood
 

Billesley
 

Kings Norton
 

Northfield
 

Longbridge
 

Moseley & Kings Heath.

About Us

We can visit you in your own home, speak to you by phone, or you can come to one of our support groups.

Most people use different bits of our service at different times.
We assign you your own support worker, who will keep in contact with you. We try to keep you with the same person,

so that you can get to know each other, and you don’t need to keep explaining your situation. We work in small teams, and

if you come to carers group, you will soon know us all.
Have a look through the tabs above to read a little more about what we do.

Advice

Sometimes we all need someone to talk things through with. We will listen to you, respect your confidentiality,

and offer some suggestions that may make things better.
We don’t want to make decisions for you, but we will help you to better understand the

situation you may be in, and make an informed decision for you and your loved one.
We are also full of little tips and tricks that we have picked up from families just like yours.
Sometimes the way you approach things with people with dementia can make all the difference.

We will share our knowledge with you, and may be something we suggest might help.

There is no right or wrong way to care, we all have to find a way that works for us.
 

Advocacy

Carers are incredibly busy people. All your time is taken up with looking after the person you care for, getting them to the

right appointments etc, or even just getting them up!
On top of all that there are a whole load of new things to deal with, and when that huge form, or an appointment for an

assessment comes, it can all be too much. You might not have any experience of dealing with services and benefits

before and it can be exhausting and confusing.
We can help you with filling out forms, being with you at assessments and explaining how it all works.

Support

We all need a little support to keep us going, and when you are looking after someone full time, that can be difficult to find.

We often have lots of people offering to help, but we feel guilty asking for their time,

or sometimes feel that they don’t really understand the help we need.
We support unpaid family carers who are looking after someone who has a memory problem or a diagnosis of dementia.
Caring for someone in your family with dementia can be difficult. The person that you are looking after may be at the

beginning of their dementia journey, or further along. We offer families information, advice, advocacy and support on an ongoing

basis for as long as you need us. You can drop in and out of the service as you need to, some of our families have been with us many years.

About

We run support groups for people just like you. Our groups are weekly and carers can get together with other people in a similar situation.
Don’t worry if you don’t have anyone to look after your loved one, you can bring them with you, or we can help you find some respite support.
Our groups are like a big family. It is all very informal and we will give you a drink and a snack to keep you going.
We have lots going on. Sometimes we will have a guest speaker who will talk about a service or a skill that might help you,

and sometimes it is entertainment or a bit of pampering.
We understand that there can be good and bad days as a carer, so there is no booking needed, just turn up.

Next Meeting  

If you know of someone caring for a person with dementia who

you think might benefit from our support, contact us.

We will soon be launching a new newsletter via the post and email.

Check back for more details soon

Do you want to talk to us in more detail

about our service?

Take a look at our contact page for details of how to get in touch.