Many carers do not recognise themselves as carers because they see their role as being a spouse, partner, sibling, parent, child, friend or neighbour. They are doing what comes naturally – caring for someone who needs them. Caring can be rewarding, but it can also affect your home life, work life, free time and your relationship with the person you care for. There are a number of services available to support carers:
Vale of Glamorgan Council
For information about carers assessments, support and services, download a copy of the Carers Handbook and view the latest edition of Caring Times.
Contact One Vale on 01446 700111
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (UHB)
For any carers related enquiries telephone 029 2033 5468 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.cardiffandvaleuhb.wales.nhs.uk/information-for-carers
For information about support and advice for carers in Cardiff, please see https://www.cardiff.gov.uk/ENG/resident/Health-and-social-care/Carers/Support-and-advice-for-carers/Pages/Support-and-advice-for-carers.aspx
Cardiff & Vale University Health Board Champion
Margaret McLaughlin, is the Independent Member (Third Sector) of the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board and the Health Board Carers’ Champion.
Carers’ Overview Scoop-It – Margaret uses the web-based Scoop-It service to bring together in one place links to website articles, including Health Board papers, which are of relevance to the local carers’ agenda.