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:

Gwasanaeth Gwybodaeth Gofalwyr Sir Gâr / Carmarthenshire Carers Information Service

Gwasanaeth Gofalwyr Ceredigion / Ceredigion Carers Service

Gwasanaeth Gwybodaeth a Chymorth i Ofalwyr Sir Benfro / Pembrokeshire Carers Information and Support Service

Support for Young Carers can be accessed by the following links:

Coronavirus (Covid-19) guidance for carers

Welsh Government Guidance for unpaid Carers

Carers UK has a page on their website, regularly updated with key information including links to up to date government guidance:

As well as answers to some FAQs from carers:

There is also a page on looking after your mental wellbeing:

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 on the link below which will be updated as more resources are created.