CASS Carers and Volunteers enjoyed a wonderful afternoon tea at Sandon Hall courtesy of our Patron Lady Harrowby on a very sunny June day recently. After tea entertainment was provided by singer Debbie who led the audience into patriotic singing and dancing. Thank you to Lady Harrowby, our dedicated Carers and everyone who helped to make this special event so memorable. View all the photos in the 2017 photo gallery.
A special donation from Lea Marston Hotel
A huge thank you to the entire Marketing Team and staff at Lea Marston Hotel for a superb donation of £2,735 seen here being presented to Sharon Braacx of CASS.
MAC Clinical Research
CASS is delighted that new opportunities for Carers and those they care for are to be available in Staffordshire. As an organisation, we have been pleased to support the work of MAC Clinical Research and signpost people to explore the possibilities of taking part in research. Working with others to open new doors for Carers and improve their lives has always been our ethos here at CASS . We wish MAC Clinical Research every success with this new venture.
Questioning 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
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. 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.
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.
If you are Caring for or Supporting someone with Dementia in the Cannock or
Cannock Chase area, see what’s on offer from Cannock Chase Council – http://www.cannockchasedc.gov.uk/dementiafriendly
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 & carer enquires ) 01785 222365