The work of people caring for relatives, friends and neighbours will be celebrated at an event in Kings Heath on Friday.
The open day, which runs at All Saints Church from 11am to 2pm, will form part of National Carers Week, which began on Monday.
The drop-in session represents an opportunity for carers to share thoughts and experiences about parts of life that most people take for granted, such as enjoying family occasions or going on holiday.
The event, organised by the South Birmingham Community Health carers support team, includes:
* a laughter clinic
* Indian head massage
* back care awareness sessions
* advice on financial support including pension credits
* complimentary light lunch
Representatives of the Stroke Association, West Midlands Police, Friendship Housing, Alzheimer’s Society and Fire Service will be on hand to offer information and advice.
Pat Marsan, carers support officer at South Birmingham Community Health, said there were an estimated 38,000 carers in south Birmingham.
“Many carers have health problems of their own," she said. "They are often suffering from depression, stress and back problems, and struggle to find time to address their own health needs.”
“This carers event is an opportunity to celebrate their contribution to our community and to find out about the range of services and support available to them.”
Further information about the event and the work of the Carers Support Team is available on 0121 627 8839. A full diary detailing the events to be held across Birmingham during Carers Week is available from Birmingham Carers centre on 0121 675 8000.