Carers

Carers

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

Pembrokeshire Carers Information & Support Service offer help and support for carers. This includes information, advice, emergency back-up scheme, training, activities and support groups.

Tel: 01437 611002 or email pciss@crossroadsmww.org.uk

www.crossroadsmww.org.uk

Other sources of support:

Carers Wales  

Hywel Dda University Health Board 

Age Cymru 

Alzheimers Society 

Crossroads Care Mid and West Wales 

Hafal 

Parkinsons UK 

Mind 

Diverse Cymru 

Dewis CIL 

 

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Tel: 01437 764551
 
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Pembrokeshire Carers Strategy

The Pembrokeshire Carers Strategy (The Strategy) explains how the public, private and voluntary sectors together with carers will work together to improve the quality of life for carers in Pembrokeshire.

The Strategy is a joint strategy between Pembrokeshire County Council and Hywel Dda University Health Board and sets out a five year vision for supporting the health and wellbeing of carers and is firmly rooted in a strong foundation of partnership working in the county.

This Strategy sets out the strategic direction for support and advice to all carers in Pembs, including young carers and young adult carers.

The Strategy will address the five key priority areas described in the Carers Strategy for Wales 2013:

1. Health and Social Care

2. Identification, Information and Consultation

3 .Young Carers and Young Adult Carers

4 .Support and a life outside the Caring Role

5 .Carers and Employment

The Pembrokeshire Carers Strategy Board will oversee the delivery of the Strategy, ensuring that progress made against key aims is monitored and discussed.  Councillor Mike James, Pembrokeshire County Councils Carers' Champion chairs the Board whose members include representatives from Pembrokeshire County Council, Hywel Dda University Health Board, Pembrokeshire Association of Voluntary Services, as well as carer representation.

Pembrokeshire Carers Strategy 2015-2020 (Easy Read Version)  

Any comments regarding the Pembrokeshire Carers Strategy can be addressed to :

Joy James

Carers Strategy Coordinator
Tel: 01437 764551 or email carers@pembrokeshire.gov.uk
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Young Adult Carers

What is a Young Adult Carer?

Often referred to as a "YAC" a young adult carer is someone aged between 16 - 25 who has a caring responsibility for someone.

Although the support needs of YACS may reflect those of both young carers and older adult carers, there are also significant differences.  YACS have specific needs as they transition to adulthood.

What services are there for Young Adult Carers?

  • 1:1 with an outreach worker
  • Information, Advice and Assistance
  • Advocacy
  • Befriending
  • Concessionary rate for Leisure Services
  • Emergency Card
  • Support Groups

Pembrokeshire Young Carers Project offers support, guidance and opportunities for  young adult carers to the age of 25. Anyone can self refer or a parent, teacher, social worker, GP or other practitioner can complete a referral form. This form is available to download at www.pembsyc.org.uk.

For more information telephone 01437 761330

Pembrokeshire Carers Information & Support Services offers help and support to carers, aged 18+.  You can contact them on:

Tel: 01437 611002 or email pciss@crossroadsmww.org.uk

Other sources of support

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Carers of Children (Parent Carers)

Information for carers of disabled children - parents or someone else who has responsibility for looking after the child.

If you are in touch with Social Services and we are assessing your child's needs, we will also talk to you about your own needs as a carer. We will look at what help your child needs, over and above what any child would need, and take account of what you feel you are able to do, and what support you feel you need.. This is an opportunity for you to talk about how you feel, what effect caring has on your life and the kind of help that would make it easier for you to care. 

If you want to ask for an assessment of your child's needs or your needs as a carer please contact us on 01437 764551 or email enquiries@pembrokeshire.gov.uk

If you want information, advice or assistance for yourself Pembrokeshire Carers Information & Support Service offer help and support for carers. This includes information advice, an emergency card, training, activities and support groups.

Tel: 01437 611002 or email pciss@crossroadsmww.org.uk

Other sources of support

Carers Trust       

Carers UK  

Contact a Family is a national organisation for families with disabled children. It provides information and advice through publications and its website. 

Contact a Family Cymru
33-35 Cathedral Road
Cardiff CF11 9HB

Tel: 029 2039 6624
Email: wales.office@cafamily.org.uk

SNAP Cymru provides information and support to the families of children with special educational needs. 

Tel: 0845 120 3730

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