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Are you a carer?

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:

Click here for the Carmarthenshire Carers Information Service (opens in a new tab)

To contact the Carmarthenshire Carers Information Service phone 0300 0200 002 or email info@carmarthenshirecarers.org.uk

Click here for the Ceredigion Carers Service (opens in a new tab)

To contact the Ceredigion Carers Service phone 01545 574000 or email Contact-socservs@ceredigion.gov.uk

Click here for the Pembrokeshire Carers Information and Support Service (opens in a new tab)

To contact the Pembrokeshire Carers Information and Support Service phone 01437 611002 or email pciss@hafal.org

 

Support for Young Carers

For the Carmarthenshire Young Carers website click here (opens in a new tab)

For the Ceredigion Young Carers website click here (opens in a new tab)

For the Pembrokeshire Young Carers website click here (opens in a new tab)

For the Action for Children - Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire website click here (opens in a new tab)

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for carers

For Welsh Government Guidance for unpaid carers click here (opens in a new tab)

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).

Click here to view the Carers UK frequently asked questions about the COVID vaccine (opens in a new tab)

There is also a page on looking after your mental well-being 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.

All resources can be downloaded here which will be updated as more resources are created (opens in a new tab).

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