Directories of Services

GVS knows that it can be difficult to become familiar with the range of third sector services which operate in the Vale of Glamorgan and Cardiff. Therefore, we have brought together a range of information sources, directories, databases and briefings which we hope will help you. If you would like more information, or can’t find what you are looking for, please contact us on 01446 741706.

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Directory of support, advice and information for carers in the Vale of Glamorgan and Cardiff

The Cardiff and Vale Carers Directory has been updated and is now available

We know that carers sometimes find it difficult to get the support they need and to know who to contact. This directory is a comprehensive listing of services for carers of all ages and includes information on self-help groups, telephone helplines, advocacy, social support and many other services.

The directory has been produced by GVS in partnership with the Vale of Glamorgan Council, Cardiff Council, Cardiff Third Sector Council (C3SC) and Cardiff & Vale University Health Board.  Click on the links below to the directories.

English version

Welsh version

Carers Handbook

This handbook, produced by the Vale of Glamorgan Council, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board and Cardiff Council, provides basic information on most things carers need to know.

Directory of services for older people in the Vale of Glamorgan and Cardiff

This directory, produced by GVS, contains information about services which can support older people and carers. It lists services in alphabetical order by type of service, eg advocacy, befriending, lunch clubs, shopping. Directory of Services for Older People

Dewis Cymru

Dewis Cymru is a website that aims to help people with their well-being. It’s THE place to go for people who want information or advice about well-being – whether that’s their own well-being or the well-being of a family member or friend.

Cardiff and the Vale Parents’ Federation and ‘Where You Stand’ information guide

Cardiff and the Vale Parents’ Federation support parents, carers and relatives of disabled children and adults with a learning disability. They provide opportunities for members to meet together to discuss issues of interest or concerns and represent the viewpoints of parents on services for disabled people, their families and carers in a wide range of forums, planning groups and consultations. They produce an information guide, ‘Where You Stand’ which is available online on their website.

Family Information Service – directory of family support services

The Vale of Glamorgan Council Family Information Service has compiled a directory of family support services in the Vale of Glamorgan. This information is invaluable for families who have children age 0-20 years and professionals working with families. View the directory

NHS Direct Wales

NHS Direct Wales has an online Health, Wellbeing & Support Directory with details of local groups and national organisations who offer a range of health, well-being, and support services.

Cardiff and Vale Action for Mental Health (CAVAMH)

Cavamh is an umbrella organisation working with voluntary sector groups with an interest in mental health, mental health service users and carers in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan.

They provide and share information through their:

  • Website - our website includes news, events, and information as well as our directories.
  • Directories
  • Newsletters - Involvement News; Network News and Sefyll News

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