You are a carer if you provide or intend to provide care for an adult or a disabled child. They could be a relative, friend or neighbour who is unable to manage at home without help because of sickness, age or disability. You may feel that you are providing care as part of your relationship with them and not see yourself as a carer.

There are many different kinds of help available for carers including:

  • Information, advice and assistance
  • Carers Support Groups
  • Short breaks and respite
  • Training
  • Advocacy
  • Befriending
  • Concessionary access to Leisure Services
  • Emergency Card
  • Direct Payments

Other sources of support:

Carers Wales (opens in a new tab)  

Hywel Dda University Health Board (opens in a new tab) 

Alzheimers Society (opens in a new tab) 

Adferiad (opens in a new tab)

Mind (opens in a new tab) 

Action for Children – Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire services (


Tel: 01437 764551


ID: 2235, revised 03/11/2023