Need help as a Carer in Staffordshire?
CASS The Carers Association support Carers from across the Southern Staffordshire region with free information, advice and support.
Covid-19 Vaccinations: Priority Group 6
The Government has announced that family Carers are now included in priority group 6 for COVID-19 vaccinations. If you’re GP practice is asking for proof that you are a family Carer, we can provide this if you are registered with us.
If you are not registered with us, please speak to us and we may be able to help.
CONTACT OUR ADVICE LINE 01785 606675 Monday-Friday 10am to 4pm to either register or request your letter.
Find the latest information for Carers during the Coronavirus pandemic here
Our support services might have had to have a refresh due to Covid-19 but we are still here supporting Carers. Our team are currently working from home and communication will be as prompt as possible whilst we adhere to Covid restrictions keeping us safe. Our Advice Line continues to be active 5 days a week manned by the designated advice line worker for that day.
The Government has produced guidance for those who provide unpaid care to friends or family. We encourage everyone to read through the guidance and share with other Carers you are in contact with.
Carers across Staffordshire can join our online support group, Carers Together, to keep connected during these tough times. Getting online might be new to some Carers but we can talk you through how to access our groups it simple steps. You are all welcome at our Carers Together group
A message from our Chair of Trustees
Re: Staffordshire Contract for Carer Wellbeing Services
You may have heard recently that CASS The Carers Association was unsuccessful in its attempt to secure part of the contract for the Carer Wellbeing Services (Staffordshire County Council). Whilst we had applied, in partnership with several other larger charities local to Staffordshire, ultimately the contract was awarded to an organisation based in Preston, Lancashire.
We wish the new company overseeing the contract all the best in its endeavours.
In light of the news we want to assure everyone that, CASS will continue to offer Carer services in southern Staffordshire including Carers Together as well as our Advice Line (open Monday to Friday 10am – 4pm) to provide the local Carers the emotional, individual tailored support that is required.
So, keep in touch; spread the word that CASS is still open for business and let us continue to support Carers in the excellent way we have done so for the last 22 years.
Colin Smith MBE
Chair of Trustees