Carers provide unpaid help on a regular basis, to a relative, neighbour or friend who is unable to manage at home due to long term illness, age or disability


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 or informal carers.

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Carers Events and Activities

News and information about events taking place across the Vale for carers.


Carers' Noticeboard     Carers' Rights Day 2018

Carer's Assessment

An assessment must be offered where a carer has or may have need for support. A social worker or a carers support officer will talk to you about what would be useful to you and the person you care for.


Carers Assessment 

Carers' Training

Training courses are held throughout the year in the following areas: Basic Care of MedicinesFirst Aid, Managing Challenging Behaviour, Manual Handling, Parkinson's Disease Awareness and Telecare.


Events and Training

Cinema Card for Carers

The Disability Rights Commission, the Cinema Exhibitors Association (CEA) have introduced an ID card. This entitles the holder to one free ticket for a person accompanying them to the cinema. 


Cinema Card

Carers Emergency Card

The Carers Emergency Card (CEC) is a joint project with Cardiff Social Services which helps plan for someone to be looked after if something unexpected happens to their carer. 


Carers Emergency Card

Young Carers

A Young Carer is someone under 18 who provides care on an unpaid basis for another person.  The person they look after may be a parent, a brother or sister, a grandparent or other relative.


Young Carers

Caring Times May 2018Caring Times

Caring Times is the Vale of Glamorgan Council's newsletter for carers who live in the Vale.


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To receive a copy of this newsletter and information about training please contact, James Livingstone, Carers' Development Officer. Please remember to state whether you would like to receive the newsletter in English or Welsh:



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