The 2001 Census identified over 4,600 young Carers aged under 18 in Wales.
What is a Carer?
- safe lifting, moving and handling
- help with feeding
- personal hygiene
- administering medication
- emotional support
- assistance with life-skills
- acting as an advocate or guardian for the cared-for person
- helping someone to access housing, leisure, recreation, financial
and legal advice and other services of benefit
- helping someone manage their finances
- use of aids and adaptations
- Carers Strategies (Wales) Measure – Draft Regulations and Guidance
- Caring about Carers, A Strategy for Carers in Wales: The Third Report
- Carers Strategy in Wales - The Second Report
- The Carers' Strategy in Wales -Implementation Plan
Carers Wales is an organisation working for a better deal for Carers in Wales. They have a web site with useful details of financial and practical help and events.
Employers for Carers is a service for employers to help you retain the 1 in 7 employees in your workforce caring for a family member
CareAware is a helpful website for advice about funding care for an older person.
- Carers' Centres Page for the Abertawe Bro Morgannwg Health Board area (Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and Bridgend)
Cardiff and Vale Community Health Council hold meetings in their locality to provide carers with the opportunity to have a constructive dialogue with representatives from the Cardiff & Vale University Health Board.
The Princess Royal Trust for Carers is the largest provider of comprehensive carers support in the UK. The interactive website has very useful information and a discussion board for carers.
The website of Public Health Wales Observatory includes links to key policy documents detailing targets, data sources including European statistics and reviews of evidence. Welsh language titles are included to indicate when a bilingual or Welsh version is available.
Directgov - the official UK government website for citizens contains useful information on:
The Review of Respite Care in Wales was commissioned by the Welsh Assembly Government. Until this research was completed, limited evidence existed in Wales regarding the existing usage, capacity and range of respite provision across Wales and the patterns and volume of demand for respite services.