Welcome to CASS

Need help as a Family Carer in Staffordshire?

CASS The Carers Association support family Carers in the southern districts of Staffordshire with free information, advice and support. 

Managing Changes Workshops

Our February Caring and Support Skills Workshop is about Managing Changes. We all know that our lives will adapt to our caring role. But how are we handling them and what can we do to help us cope with these changes. Our free workshop will help you in making the decisions and coping with the outcomes from the changes we make as Carers.

Managing Changes Workshops start Wednesday February 2nd from 10am – 12pm. To book your place call the Carers Advice Line on 01785 606675

Carers Together in the Community

Introducing our new Carers Together in the Community 🌟

We’ve been online for the past year but now we’re bringing Carers Together to you in Penkridge. Our new group will be held every 3rd Wednesday of the month beginning on February 16th 2022. For family Carers who want to socialise with others, get information from CASS and to support positive wellbeing.

Booking is essential. Please call 01785 606675

Caring and Support Skills

Our series of free workshops will cover all aspects of caring to give family Carers the confidence, support, and skills needed in their role. Some of the workshops include moving and handling techniques (for the person they care for) and even safe medication management.  Whether caring is a new part of your life, or you have been caring for a long time, we are aiming to give family Carers the same skills as paid care workers.

Visit our Caring and Support Skills page for more details about what you will learn in each workshop.

See which other workshops we have lined up in 2022 below:

Carers Together – Online

Carers across Staffordshire can join our online support group, Carers Together, to keep connected. If you can’t attend Carers Together in the Community in Penkridge, this is the perfect option to still ensure you socialise with others each week. Getting online might be new to some Carers however, we can talk you through some simple steps to join us. You can read more about our Carers Together and the support you can get here

2021 Annual General Meeting

Thank you to those who attended our Annual General Meeting held on Wednesday 10th November during which we discussed our services and moving forward. We are sharing our presentation for those who were unable to attend. For those interested in becoming a CASS member and supporting CASS in the future, call our CASS Advice Line on 01785 606675 for more information. To view the slides, click below

During the AGM CASS Member and former Carer, Ian Milne had these words to say:

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or by sending a cheque payable to ‘CASS The Carers Association’ to our office at S6 Tollgate Court, Tollgate Drive, Stafford ST16 3HS

Covid 19 & Vaccines Update

The arrival of the Omicron variant and reintroduction of facemasks and work from home guidance may be unsettling for many Carers and the people you care for. We continue to offer as many services as possible as outlined on the Our Services page of this website. Please keep checking our website, Facebook page and Twitter page for the latest information, as we develop and share our work. Make sure you keep up to date with latest guidance and if you haven’t had your Covid booster yet, get one booked as soon as possible. Visit the Staffordshire County Council website’s Covid-19 page for information on booking your vaccine or booster.