Support for Carers
A carer is anyone, including children and adults who looks after a family member, partner or friend who needs help because of their illness, frailty, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction and cannot cope without their support.
Below is a list of resources for carers including organisations, support and advice available:
NHS 111 Wales – Advice on rights as a carer and how to access help.
Carers Wales – Expert help and advice including a dedicated helpline for carers, covering all aspects of caring.
Carers UK – Upfront – Simple tool from Carers UK for carers who are new to the maze of benefits and entitlements.
Gwent Parent Carer Forum – A forum for parents of children with Additional Learning Needs.
Carers Trust South East Wales – Largest charity for carers in Wales, providing practical services for unpaid carers and people with care needs across South East Wales.
Newport Carers Forum – Facebook page for carers support group in Newport.
Taking Care – Video library for Carers offering support on practical matters, understanding emotions, and how to keep your own life in balance whilst caring for someone else.
Dewis Cymru – Advice and guidance for Carers and index for local and national support agencies.
Direct.Gov – Link to apply for Carers Allowance.
Carers Trust – Young Carers – Support for young carers including activities and breaks, emotional support, and peer and community support.
NHS Young Carers – Guide to accessing help for young people and children who are carers.