Support for Carers

A carer is someone who spends a significant proportion of their lives providing unpaid support to a family member or partner who is ill, frail, disabled or has a mental health condition.

At SAFS we offer a service to maintain the health and well-being of parents and carers in the Sandwell, Birmingham and the neighbouring areas.

Parent and Carer groups

Parents and carers groups are regularly held in the SAFS centre. We have found from experience that supporting parents and carers through this service allows us to offer early intervention if needed.

Sessions include:

  • relaxation
  • yoga
  • pamper sessions
  • healthy cooking classes
  • Confidence building
  • Arts and crafts
  • Music therapy
  • Health and Safety

Parents and carers have access to SAFS minibus and regularly visit local shopping centres, leisure centres, libraries and attractions such as Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

Our Parents and Carers service aims to bring individuals together who have similar caring responsibilities in a safe and confidential environment.

Flexible Short Breaks

The Flexible Short Breaks service offers carers the opportunity of a break of up to 72 hours each year.

This service aims to promote positive health and well-being for carers.

The service can be provided directly to the carer by creating the opportunity of a short break away from their caring role. SAFS staff can either create socialising activities for the carer or offer care for the individual they care for, through our existing services:

  • Domicillary Care
  • Lifestyles