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Latest news, events and information for carers in the Vale of Glamorgan 

Cardiff and Vale DIAL Project

DIAL supports people with dementia, particularly those with early-onset dementia. They deliver a range of activities including cookery, sports and therapy to support people living with dementia and their carers in coping with the condition. There is no charge to access this service. 

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Draft Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan Area Plan

We would like to hear your views on the Draft Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan Area Plan and what we can do to improve health and well-being.

The Area Plan provides the Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan Regional Partnership Board’s response to the findings of the Population Needs Assessment, which was published in March 2017.

It has been prepared to meet the requirements of the Statutory Guidance in relation to Area Plans under section 14A of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014.

The Area Plan sets out the key needs identified within the Population Assessment, along with the priority areas for action in response to the findings. In addition, an Area Action Plan has also been developed which provides the detail of how these priorities with be delivered.

 

The main focus of both plans will be the Regional Partnership Board's responsibilities for the integration of services in relation to: 

  • Older People, including people with dementia
  • Children with complex needs
  • Learning disability and autism
  • Adult and young carers
  • Integrated Family Support Services 

Where there are other care and support themes identified which are led by other Partnerships and planning arrangements across the region, both Plans will signpost to existing reporting mechanisms to enable progress to be monitored.

We would be grateful if you could provide your views via the online survey here by Sunday 3rd December 2017.  Alternatively, please email any comments direct to hsc.Integration@wales.nhs.uk by 3rd December.

Crossroads Care in the Vale (EMI) Carer Support Groups

Crossroads organises regular meetings for carers and former carers of people with dementia.  If you are interested in attending any of the above groups, please call Jayne Hill, Monday to Wednesday 9am - 4pm on: 

  • 02920 700057 option 3

Hafal Vale Carer Support Groups  

Hafal are Wales’ leading charity for people with serious mental illness and their carers.

Hafal have produced a 10 point plan for mental health carers.

 

Feel free to join one of our friendly carer support groups and meet other family members and carers who care for loved ones with a mental health condition in a relaxed and supportive environment between 10.00am - 12.00pm on:  

 

Marie Curie Project—Including Diverse Communities in End of Life Care

Marie Curie believes that everyone should have equal access to all the care and support they need if they are living with a terminal illness, regardless of their condition, disability or religious preference.

 

To help achieve this goal we are running a 3 year project funded by the Big Lottery Fund to look at the needs of people living with a terminal illness in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, in particular:

  • People with dementia
  • People with learning disabilities
  • people with religious beliefs, including those with no religious beliefs

We are collecting the views of people in these groups in order to understand their end of life care needs and the barriers they may face in accessing appropriate services. We are also developing links with organisations who work with these groups in order to enable access to our services. The information gathered will be used to make recommendations to Marie Curie about the changes needed to service provision to improve access for these groups.

 

If you are interested in participating or would like more information about how Marie Curie can support you, please contact Monica Reardon on telephone

  • 02920 426025
  • Monica.reardon@mariecurie.org.uk
  • Marie Curie

 

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