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Carers' Week 2018 

The theme for 2018 is Healthy and Connected

 

If you are looking after a relative, neighbour or friend who is unable to manage at home due to long term illness, age, disability or substance misuse you are a carer. By a carer, we do not mean an agency worker, paid or volunteer carer.

 

Caring can be rewarding but it can also affect your homelife, worklife, free time and your relationship with the person you care for. You don’t have to live in the same house as that person to be their carer. Carers are not paid a wage to provide support and are sometimes referred to as unpaid/family/informal carers.

 

Carers’ Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities. It is backed by eight major charities. 

 

In the Vale we are marking Carers’ Week by having information stands in Barry Library, as well as various GP Surgeries across the Vale. Carers will have the opportunity to talk to someone about their caring situation as well as providers who support carers. 

 

 

Download 'Essential Information for Carers' Brochure

 

Monday 11 June 2018

    • Court Road Surgery, Barry - Information stands all day, with staff available (Wellbeing 4U, Digital Communities Wales, Communities for Work, Vale Carers Team) between 9:30am - 11:30am

                                              

    • Rondel House, Barry - Information stands all day, with Digital Story Project (Mayor of Barry attending) 10.30 -12.00

    • Waterfront Medical Centre, Barry - Information stands all day, with staff available (Hafal, Adult Education, Wellbeing 4U, Carers Wales, Vale Carers and Family Information Service Team) between 2:30pm – 4:30pm

    • Barry Library - Carer Information stands all day 

       

    • Vale Group Practice, Porthceri Surgery, Barry - Information stands all day, with staff available  (Telecare and Vale Carers Team)  from 9:30am-11:30am

 

Tuesday 12 June 2018

  • Cowbridge GP Practice - Information stands all day, with staff available (Recovery Cymru,Greenlinks, Telecare, Care and Repair, Alzheimer's Society, YMCA Young Carers Project, Vale Carers Team) between 9:30am - 11:30am

  • Eryl Surgery, Llantwit Major - Information stands all day, with staff available (Greenlinks, Alzheimer's Society, Vale Carers Team) between 2:30pm – 4:30pm

  • Rondel House, Barry – Information stands all day, with Singing and dancing with Deano between 1.30 -2.30pm 

  • Barry Library - Information stands all day 

  • Age Connect, Holton Road, Barry - Telecare Team Drop-In Session from 9:30am-11:30am 

 

Wednesday 13 June 2018

 

  • Practice of Health, Barry  - Information stands all day, with staff available (Wellbeing 4U, FIS/Dewis/Carers Team) between 9:30am - 11:30am

  • Highlight Park Medical Centre, Barry - Information stands all day, with staff available (Recovery Cymru, Greenlinks, Family Information Service and Dewis Wales, Digital Communities Wales, Communities for Work, Vale Carers Team) between 9:30am - 11:30am

     

  • Barry Library - Information stands all day

  • Rondel House, Barry – A range of activities 

    and Information stands all day

  • Llanrumney Royal British Legion, Rumney Court, Royal British Legion Drive, Cardiff, CF3 4BN - Royal British Legion 1940s Tea Dance in Cardiff, 1.00pm - 3.00pm

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    West Quay Medical Centre, Barry - Information stands all day, with staff available (EPP Cymru, Greenlinks, Telecare, Wellbeing 4U, Digital Communities Wales, Communities for Wales, Vale Carers Team) between 2:30pm – 4:30pm

 

 

Thursday 14 June

  • Dinas Powys Medical Centre - Information stands all day, with staff available (Hafal, Digital Communities Wales, YMCA Young Carers Project, Dinas Powis Voluntary Concern, Vale Carers Team) between 9:30am - 11:30am

  • Stanwell Surgery, Penarth - Information stands all day, with staff available (Digital Communities Wales, Carers Trust SE Wales, Vale Carers Team) between 2:30pm – 4:30pm

  • Barry Library - Information stands all day

  • Barry - Manual Handling Course for Carers, 9.30am–3.30pm

  • Redlands Surgery, Penarth - Information stands all day, with staff available (Telecare and Vale Carers Team) between 9:30am-11:30am

  • Waitrose, Barry - Telecare Team Drop-In Session from 9:30am - 11:30am

  • Rondel House, Barry - Alzheimer’s Cup-cake Day and Information stands all day, 

 

Friday 15 June

  • Barry Library - Information stands all day and Telecare Team Drop-In Session from 10.00am-12.00pm

  • Rondel House - Reminiscence and Raffle with Information Stands all day