The Carers Hub is a one stop shop for information, advice and support on all aspects of caring. They can be contacted on:
Telephone: 0330 1231937 (calls are charged at a local rate).
The Carers Hub – Stafford – Madford Retail Park, Foregate Street, Stafford ST16 2QY
The Carers Hub – Stoke on Trent – Birches Head Road, Stoke On Trent ST2 8DD
You can also get support from the local Carers’ Associations
North Staffordshire Carers’ Association
Telephone: 01782 793100
Covers: Newcastle-under-Lyme and Staffordshire Moorlands.
Carers’ Association Southern Staffordshire
Telephone: 01785 606675
Covers: Cannock, East Staffordshire, Lichfield, Stafford, South Staffordshire, Tamworth
St Giles Hospice is a registered charity providing high-quality medical and nursing care for local people living with cancer and other serious illnesses, as well as offering support for their families and helpers.
The dedicated team provides individually-tailored care either at the hospice or in patients’ own homes across the region.
The range of specialist services is provided free of charge to all who need it. Although St Giles receives some funding from the Government, the charity relies heavily on donations and fundraising.
The hospice began its life at the former vicarage of St Giles Church in Whittington in 1983, when the then vicar the Reverend Canon Paul Brothwell became concerned at the level of care given to terminally-ill patients in local hospitals.
Today, St Giles is a centre of excellence and one of the best-known and most respected charities in the region, with over 150 staff, over 1,000 volunteers, 31 charity shops, the most successful hospice lottery in the UK, and over £8 million spent on providing care every year.
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Guide Dogs for the Blind
Guide Dogs wants a world in which all blind and partially-sighted people enjoy the same rights, opportunities and responsibilities as everyone else. Their mission is to provide guide dogs and other mobility services that increase the independence and dignity of blind and partially-sighted people. We campaign for improved rehabilitation services and unhindered access for all blind and partially-sighted people.
Mental Health Foundation
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