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What about me? A personal development course for carers in Wales
What about me? A personal development course for carers in Wales

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Carers’ support organisations

Name of organisation Information Contact details
Carers Trust and Carers Trust Wales 24 hour online support; where to find your local carers’ services; dedicated help and advice including benefit entitlements, carers’ needs assessments and much more.www.carers.org
Local Carers’ Centres and services

Carers’ centres are independent charities that deliver a wide range of local support services to meet the needs of carers in their own communities. All carers’ centres provide, either by telephone, drop-in or outreach surgeries, the following core services:

  • emotional support
  • information and advice;
  • a carer’s voice.

To find your local carers’ centre please look here:

www.carers.org

Crossroads Care schemes Crossroads Care schemes are a network of local independent charities providing respite services in the home enabling carers to take a break. This may be provided either as part of a care package funded through the local authority or paid for privately.

To find your nearest Crossroads Care scheme look here:

www.carers.org

 

What your Local Health Board and Local Authority offer to carers

Local Health Boards in WalesAll Health Boards have a requirement under the Carers Strategy (Wales) Measure 2010 to publish and implement a local Carers Information and Consultation Strategy telling carers what information and support they are entitled to, to help them in their caring role.

To find out what your Local Health Board is doing, log onto the ‘NHS Wales’ website and type in ‘carers’ in the search option:

www.wales.nhs.uk/

 
Support provided by your Local Authority Your Local Authority will also have details on carer support and what they provide.

You can find a list of them all on the link below. Just click on your region and type ‘carers’ in the search engine.

http://gov.wales/ topics/ localgovernment/ unitary-authorities/ ?lang=en

Citizens Advice Wales Free advice on a wide range of issues – open to everyone in Wales and across the UK.www.citizensadvice.org.uk/ wales/