A SOLIHULL charity that provides support to local family carers is celebrating after being recognised as a Centre of Excellence.
To celebrate the Solihull Carers Centre’s national accolade from the Carers Trust, Solihull Mayor, Coun Glenis Slater, visited its Fire Station Annex site to meet some of the carers the charity serves.
The Centre of Excellence award recognises the quality of services the charity provides to Solihull carers of all ages – from help, advice and emotional support to respite and training.
And with the Centre believing there to be a ‘hidden army’ of over 24,500 carers in Solihull – the youngest being just five years old – the award also acknowledges the vital work the charity do.
Speaking after meeting a number of the carers served by Solihull Carers Centre, Coun Slater said: “At a time when savings are being made to local services, this is a real achievement.
“The services the Carers Centre provides to residents of Solihull are invaluable and I am so pleased to see this recognised.”
The Chair of Solihull Carers Centre, Jane Cove, echoed the Mayor and said staff at the Centre were ‘delighted’ their work had been recognised by the Carers Trust.
She added: “This reflects the commitment of the staff to provide an excellent service to carers of all ages in the borough of Solihull and we’re really proud.”
Solihull Carers Centre is an independent charity and a partner of Solihull Council.
More information about the Carers Centre can be found online at www.solihullcarers.org/ or by calling 01217 881143.