WHO ELSE CAN HELP?

Our lists of information are continually growing. On this page we list all the contacts for support that we know of. If you are not listed be sure to contact us and we will include you.


The information below is correct to the best of our knowledge. Please let us know if you find it is not. 

Information is collected from varied sources, Dudley Carers Forum does not endorse any item listed.

ASSISTED LIVING

The Assisted Living Centres run by Dudley Council can help with problems such as getting on and off chairs, managing chairs, using a toilet and bath/shower. Call the Access Team 0300 0055 5555 to learn more.

OLDER PERSONS

Active Seniors keep fit, various venues. Tel 07512 546480

Aerobics and Zumba various venues. Tel 07711 662283

Age UK Dudley tel 01384 354508 or www.ageukdudley.org.uk .

Dudley Crossroads tel 01384 298513

Independent Age tel 0800 319 6789 or www.independentage.org .

Age Concern Halesowen and Stourbridge various activities.Tel 01384 390065 .

Bounce Back to health and happiness. Various activities/venues for the over 50's. Tel 0749 131 2825

Enabling Community Support Service tel 01384 818359 .

Break Away Lunch and Activity Club, located in Kingswinford. Tel 07487 404882.

Falls Prevention tel 01384 814459

Dementia Care and Support

Alzheimer's Society - various cafe meetings throughout the borough. tel 0121 521 3020

Dementia Friends www.dementiafriends.org.uk

Dudley Dementia Action Alliance contact Annette Darby (Chair) 01384 8815896

Join Dementia Research visit https://www.joindementiaresearch.nihr.ac.uk/

Home Matters Dementia Support tel 01384 831489

National Careline older people support tel 0800 069 9784

Singing by Heart - dementia singing group tel 07957 112393

Music helps with dementia

Playlistforlife.org.uk

Dementia Advisors (DMBC) tel 01384 816039

Dudley Dementia Gateway Services (DMBC) tel 01384 816039

Living Well, Feeling Safe tel 01384 817743

INDIVIDUAL CONDITIONS

Autism

Autism West Midlands tel 0121 450 7575

Dudley Autistic Support Group tel 01384 823487

Autism Information Exchange tel 01384 823487

Lupus

West Midlands Lupus Group Tel 01902 498236

Sickle Cell & Thalassaemia 

Sickle Cell & Thalassaemia Support Project Tel 01902 444076

Paget's Disease

Paget's Association is the only UK charity to focus on Paget's Disease of the Bone. Tel 0161 799 4646

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Dudley Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Group & Other Inflammatory Conditions.  Tel 01902 885734

Cancer

Cancer Support - The White House tel 01384 231232

Dudley Breast Cancer Support Group - St Agatha's Trust. Tel 01384 244065

Dudley Macmillan Specialist Care at Home Tel 01384 321523

Pseudomyxoma Survivor. Tel 0300 302 0050

Diabetes

Diabetes UK Dudley Borough Support Group Tel 01922 614500

Fibromyalgia

Black Country Fibromyalgia Support Group tel 08448 872382

Halesowen and District Fibromyalgia Support Group Tel 01384 864340

Huntington's Disease

Huntington's Disease Association tel 0121 426 1015

Hearing Loss

Deaf Support Service tel 01384 813462, minicom 01384 230025, text phone 07779 434717

BSL Assist Ltd - employment service tel 0786 045 8368 or text phone 0790 785 7410


Action on Hearing Loss - Information line tel 0808 808 0123

Deafblind UK tel 01733 358 100

Sign Cafe tel 01384 813462

Heart Disease

Dudley Hugs (Hearts Undergoing Support) tel 07767 766579

Learning Disabilities

Side By Side Theatre Company tel 0789 034 0614

Learning Disablity Partnership Board www.dudleyld.org/

Artworks for Change tel 0752 7034662

Cloverleaf Community Group, (craft activities) tel 0780 942 9677

Dudley Voices for Choice advocacy service tel 01384 217057

Multiple Sclerosis

Dudley and District Branch of Multiple Sclerosis Society Tel 0753 864 6785

Parkinson's Disease

Dudley and District Parkinson's Disease Society Tel 01384 298522

Chronic Lung Conditions

Airtime meets every Thursday 1-3pm at DY1 Stafford Street, Dudley.

Acquired Brain Injury

Headway Black Country support adults and their families. tel 01384 869961

Dudley Brain Injury Service 01384 323210

Polio

British Polio Fellowship Wolverhampton and Dudley Branch email pauline.roden@sky.com

Neurological 

Cafe Neuro meets 1st Thursday every month 2-4pm, Jubilee Room, Queens Cross Network, Wellington Road, Dudley.

Midlands Dystonia Society tel 0845 899 7137

Sight Loss

Vision Cafe tel 0781 560 1735

Vision Support Services tel 0300 555 0055

Mascular Society tel 01384 560 874

Beacon Centre tel 01902 880111

Deafblind UK tel 01722 358 100

Stroke 

Dudley Stroke Association tel 01384 271982

ADULT CARERS


Carers Co-ordinator DMBC tel 01384 818723 Nicola McGregor

Carers Co-ordinator for Dudley Group of Hospitals  tel 01384 573381 Sharon McGlynn 

Langstone Society 1:1 support tel 01384 896900

Crossroads respite cover tel 01384 298513

Carers Cafe at Queens Cross, 3rd Thursday every month 10.30am-1pm.

Carers tea and Chat @dy1, 1st and 3rd Friday every month. Dy1 centre, Stafford Street, Dudley.

CarersUK Free digital resources, visit carersdigital.org access code DGTL3392

Dudley Carers Alliance tel 01384 818723

Carers Allowance benefit 0800 731 0297

Carers Direct Support Helpline (NHS) tel 0300 123 1053

Carers Amble through Saltwells Nature Reserve. 2nd Thursday each month, 12.30pm Saltwells Lane carpark. More info tel 01384 812795.

Carers Assessments -tel  Dudley Carers Network 01384 818723.

Carer Aware on-line training and resource, learn more about the caring role and services available to support them. www.dudley.gov.uk/carersaware 

Good Companions sitting service tel 01384 826363

Kingfisher Club social club for carers 01384 620556

Sounding Board support for all carers tel 01384 357920

Dudley Carers Hub - 01384 818723

Peace of mind cards - emergency support scheme , contact Dudley Carers Network tel 01384 818732

Dudley African Caribbean Carers and Disability Support Group, meets twice weekly, for more info tel 01384 256365.

Other Areas 

Birmingham tel 0121 675 8000

Coventry tel 0247 610 1040

Sandwell tel 0121 558 7003

Solihull tel 0121 788 1143

Walsall tel 01922 610810

Wolverhampton tel 01902 553409

YOUNG CARERS AND CARING FOR CHILDREN

KIDS Siblings and Young Carer Youth Club Held on Monday evenings during term time. tel 01384 897489

Young Carers info at Carers.org or contact the Carers Hub tel 01384 818723

Switch Young persons drug & alcohol service and youth hub. Tel 01384 241440

Treasure Tots parent/carer and baby/toddler group for children with special education needs or disabilities. 07475 365666

Dudley Autism Outreach Service (DMBC) supports pupils with autism, Aspergers Syndrome or ASD. Tel 01384 876974

We Love Carers for families with disabled children, charges apply. www.welovecarers.org 

Children Disability Network tel 01384 815813

Childrens Heart Federation tel 0300 561 0065

Contact a Family tel 0808 808 3555

Family Information Services tel 01384 814398

Participate tel 07817 321072

SENDIASS - Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice Support Service. tel 01384 817373

The What? Centre Info and advice for all young people 13-25. Specific support to young carers 18-25. tel 01384 379992

Adopters Support Group/Dudley and Sandwell tel 0121 445 4442

Dudley Adoption Team tel 0300 555 2345

Kids Orchard Centre 01384 897489

Smiles tel 01902 883783

Sycamore Adventure special sessions for children with disabilities. Tel 01384 813755

Working Together For Change independent group of parent carers. www.dudleyparentcarerforum.com  tel 01384 573381

Rockies Youth Club for young people 11- 30 years old with SEN or disabilities. Tel 0749 515 3272

GENERAL INFO

Access In Dudley tel 01384 569505

Blue Badge Scheme tel 0300 555 0055

CADAL Care & Disability Advice Line (part of Citizens Advice) specializes in benefits and debt. tel  08080 486486

Childline 0800 1111

Chit Chat Friendly chat with Dudley Canal Trust tel 0121 557 6265

Citizens Advice has moved contact 0300 3309 044 for help.

Disability In Action tel 01384 813460

Disability Rights UK. Tel 020 7250 8181

Driving Miss Daisy bespoke trusted service for taxi and escort. 0333 014 6211

Dudley CIL - Centre for Inclusive Living tel 07804 652212

Dudley Group of Hospitals tel 01384 456111

Dudley Self Management Programme free six week course, help you take more control of your health. Tel 01384 816437

Healthwatch give your views on NHS and Social Care Services 03000 111

001

Ideal for All direct payment support tel 0121 558 5555

Merrie Maggie Laughter yoga sessions Tel 07565 218567

Ring and Ride tel 0121 505 7306

Samaritans tel 116 123

Sibs supporting siblings of all ages who have a brother or sister with any disability. www.sibs.org.uk

Telecare integrated alarm service 0300 555 2040

Turn2us national charity that helps people in financial hardship. www.turn2us.org.uk

Water Severn Trent tel 0345 604 3772

and South Staffs tel 0845 607 0456. Companies have schemes to help with water bills, give them a call.

MENTAL HEALTH

Al-anon support for families tel 020 7430 0888

Atlantic Recovery Centre tel 01384 426120

Beat Eating Disorders  tel 0300 123 3355

One in Six gaming group. For those who are/have suffered mental illness. Tel 0794 339 6555

Kooth free online counselling for age 11-19. No refferal needed. Visit www.kooth.com

Listening Matters listening to those with military life experiences. tel 0785 824 9576

Creative Support - Dudley Hub & Outreach Services. Multi need service supporting mental health, learning difficulties, addiction and homelessness. Drop ins across the borough. Tel 01384 258808

Dormaston Centre Health & Wellbeing including anxiety management. Tel  01384 816389

Dudley Hub and Outreach Service support and well-being 01384 258808

Dudley & Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust tel 0300 555 0535

Dudley Talking Therapy Service tel 0800 953 0404

Dudley Carers in Partnership for Mental Health tel 01384 341667

Exboozehound mental illness and addiction support. Tel 0121 602 1744 The Hope Centre.

Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust tel 0845 1461800

Dudley Mind run a variety of activities in various locations. Tel 01384 442938 or visit www.dudleymind.org.uk

No Panic anxiety support tel 01952 680460

END OF LIFE AND BEREAVEMENT

Mary Stevens Hospice 01384 443010

Cherish Bereavement Support Group tel 0742 617 0549

Child Death Helpline tel 0800 282 986 or 0808 800 6019 if calling from a mobile

Dudley Widows and Friends Circle Tel 01902 881097

Edward's Trust Bereavement charity. Tel 0121 454 1705

Omega care for life, free bereavement support. tel 01743 245088

 

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