Carers’ group in DIY SOS call–From Express and Star

Builder Ian Boffey at the front with Rachael Gardener, Marc Carter, Tony Mannix and Hannah Gardener (14). Buy photo: 081202L

A Brierley Hill-based carers group is hoping for help in a DIY SOS-style makeover of its new premises.

INSIGHT for Carers has relocated to the former Labour Club on Pearson Street, from The Brierley Hill Project and plans to transform the boarded-up venue into a thriving community cafe and support centre for some of the borough’s 35,000 carers.

Plans include a state-of-the-art sensory room and therapy and pamper rooms.

But to make the dream happen, the cash strapped group is appealing for help from tradesmen and volunteers who can not only donate fixtures, but also roll up their sleeves and help them out.

The group, which is currently awaiting charity status, is seeking help from plasterers, decorators, electricians, plumbers and gas fitters, as well as hoping for donations of lighting, heating, floor coverings and paint.

Marc Carter, project director said: “Over the last two years we know we’ve made a massive difference to the lives of carers and hope our new venture will help us to reach even more.

“This centre will reduce isolation and provide support and be a lifeline for so many families and we hope lots of people will join us to make our vision a reality.”

Anyone able to help out the group can contact Loraine Stockton on 07817 320517 or email

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