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 / For the Carmarthenshire Carers Information Service click here

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

Gwasanaeth Gofalwyr Ceredigion / For the Ceredigion Carers Service click here

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

Gwasanaeth Gwybodaeth a Chymorth i Ofalwyr Sir Benfro /  For the Pembrokeshire Carers Information and Support Service click here

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

For the Ceredigion Young Carers website click here

For the Pembrokeshire Young Carers website click here

For the Action for Children - Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire website click here

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for carers

For Welsh Government Guidance for unpaid Carers click here

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.

As well as answers to some FAQs from carers, to view the Carers UK FAQs click here.

There is also a page on looking after your mental wellbeing here.

 

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.

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