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. The care they give is unpaid.
Hywel Dda University Health Board with our local authority partners commission Carer Information and Advice Services in each county that can provide access to support on a range of topics. To contact your local Carer Information Service please see the following links:
To contact the Carmarthenshire Carers Information Service phone 0300 0200 002 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
To contact the Ceredigion Carers Service phone 01545 574000 or email Contactemail@example.com
To contact the Pembrokeshire Carers Information and Support Service phone 01437 611002 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Support for Young Carers
Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for carers
Carers UK has a page on their website, regularly updated with key information including links to up to date government guidance, to view the Carers UK website click here (opens in a new tab).
As well as answers to some FAQs from carers, to view the Carers UK FAQs click here (opens in a new tab).
How unpaid Carers can get the best from their pharmacy team during COVID-19
Carers Trust have developed a guide on how unpaid Carers can get the best from their pharmacy team during COVID-19. There are a series of resources to improve access to medicines and identification of carers in pharmacy and retail environments.