Not sure if you are a Carer ?
Let’s look at the definition from Carers UK
“A Carer is someone of any age who provides unpaid support to family or friends who could not manage without this help due to illness, disability, mental illness or a substance misuse problem.”
It may be that you are assisting someone with any single or combination of the following duties:
* Emotional support like listening and talking
* Household chores like cleaning, cooking, washing, ironing, shopping
* Medical care such as helping with medicine dosages or collecting medications
* Personal care like feeding, getting to the toilet, washing, dressing
* Physical care ensuring the person can move around their home
A Carer is different from a paid professional carer, who may be an employee of a Care Provision Company or work on a self-employed basis. If you are unpaid and providing care then the chances are that you a most definitely a Carer in the true sense of the word.
CASS is here to support you, so please never feel alone. Contact CASS if you want to talk through your situation. We’ll be delighted to help or direct you to the most appropriate Agency.
The Care Act 2014 gives a very detailed explanation of how you can be assessed to see if you are entitled to receive support, you can also read more in our know your rights section.
Watch a short film about the Care Act here on the CASS website under ‘ Information ‘ on the menu above.
We are looking for enthusiastic people to join our Board of Directors here at CASS.
You would be required to attend regular meetings and carry out a full and active role. The role is voluntary however expenses for travel will be paid. Contact CASS on 01785 222365 now for more details or read the ‘Role Description of CASS Directors’ under the menu item Our Directors above.
CASS is a registered charity which provides confidential advice, information and emotional support and a range of other services to Carers living across Staffordshire and the West Midlands. Services are free of charge and can be accessed by telephone or via this website. CASS offers the Living Well with Dementia Service in Southern Staffordshire; CASS Cafes at Penkridge and Tamworth; a Telephone Befriending Service and ‘Lean on Us’ a Support Group at Katharine House Hospice.
The Vision : Supporting Carers, enabling them and their cared for to live life to the full in caring communities.
Equality & Diversity Statement
- CASS the Carers Association is committed to:
- promoting equality
- providing a service that recognises the diverse needs of carers
- ensuring that engagement with carers is done in a way where equality is given and everyone is valued.
Where are we ?
Our office is based at: Suite 1A – 1B The Whitehouse 3A Chapel Street Stafford ST16 2BX Office Hours: 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday Telephone ( for business enquiries ) 01785 222365 Contact number ( for carer enquiries ) 01785 606675