” CELEBRATING 21 YEARS OF CARING ”
We’re excited to invite our Carers to join us throughout December to celebrate the Christmas festivities with CASS.
Carers and their loved ones can look forward to some Christmas entertainment at our support groups. Some of our groups have been rearranged to fit around Christmas week so please check the revised dates. Call 01785 222365 for information on the groups.
We are looking for enthusiastic people to join our Board of Directors here at CASS.
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. We’d love to have you on board and it’s a great way of using your personal skills outside of your normal daily life.
Why not give CASS a call to arrange an informal chat before you decide.
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
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,Tamworth and Ecclesshall; 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