We at North Staffs Carers Association are there to help and benefit informal, unpaid Carers in the North Staffordshire area. We offer information, training and ongoing support, in the most appropriate way, to Carers of all ages, ensuring that each case is treated in a confidential manner.
In addition, we offer information and training to professionals who come into contact with informal Carers and look to facilitate communication and consultation between informal Carers and the purchasers and providers of services.
We seek and represent the views of informal Carers on the planning and delivery of services and we continue to strive to identify and implement opportunities to improve our service to Carers.
We hope our website helps you, please let us know!
Follow the quick links at the foot of the page to the most frequently used areas of the site, you might also like to meet the staff and see a map of the area covered by NSCA.
Carers Video produced in partnership with students from Newcastle College
We need Young and Adult Carers to help with the Carers Forum.
What does the Adult Carers Forum do?
The Carers Forum meets once every 3 months. The aim of the forum is for Carers to have a say in how your organisation (NSCA) is being run. It gives you the opportunity to tell us what is working well, what we need to change and any areas where we need to do more. We feel that this gives Carers an opportunity to have a say in the way in which the organisation moves forward and continues to meet the needs of Carers in the future.
We are currently trying to encourage carers to join the forum. If you feel you could assist us, we would be very pleased to hear from you. The meetings usually last approximately one and a half hours and the next meeting is Tuesday 11th November 1pm -3pm. Future dates are Tuesday 3rd February 2015, Tuesday 5 May 2015 and Tuesday 4th August 2015. A buffet lunch will be provided at all meetings.
If you feel that you are able to be part of the forum, please contact us here at the centre. Please speak to Philip Webb Adult Carers Officer on 01782 793100.
What is the Young Carers Forum?
The Young Carers Forum is a group of Young Carers aged from 11 + who represent the Young Carers from North Staffs Carers Association.
The Forum have taken take part in consultation with service commissioners, health and educational professionals. They have been raising awareness about Young Carers issues and concerns at various events and have met with a local MP to discuss Young Carers issues and concerns. Part of their awareness raising has included presentations to professional .
How to Contact them.
Anyone wishing to know more about the Forum or are interested in joining can contact us by telephoning the Carers Centre on 01782 793100 and asking for the Young Carers Department who are there to help with any enquiry.
You can also express your interest in joining the forum via the website/Facebook, (just leave your name and we will get back to you) or by speaking to a Young Carers Group leader at a group/club or when on a trip or activity.
Future Meeting Dates.
The Young Carers forum meet every month, unless they are working on a project and the meeting are held more frequently, meetings are held at various venues but usually at the Carers Centre in Fenton.