CARERS Week takes place next week, and to celebrate this, Carers Careline in Redditch will be having a stand in Worcester Square, Kingfisher Centre, to raise awareness on Monday, June 9  from 10am to 2pm. 

It has also organised a coach trip to Weston Super Mare on June 11 for its registered carers. 

Carers Careline supports ‘hidden’ carers in Redditch, who are over the age of 18, by offering information and advice, signposting, training, social groups, events and activities, telephone support, drop-in, counselling and bereavement support. 

Many carers do not realise that this is the role they have taken on as they are often caring for a family member and feel that it is their duty to look after them. 

Anyone who thinks Carers Careline can be of any assistance to them can call 01527 66177 or email The organisation is based in the Ecuemenical Centre and is open Monday to Thursday, from 9am until 1pm.