Caring for Someone
Adult Carers Support and Services - Consultation
The Vale of Glamorgan Council Adult Services recently
consulted on how to improve support and services for carers aged 18
or over in the Vale. The closing date for this consultation has now
passed. Thank you to all the carers and service providers who
contributed to this consultation exercise.
Are you caring for a relative or friend with an
illness or disability?
As more and more of us take on the role of carer, it is likely
that either we are, have been, or know a carer.
If you help a relative, a friend or a neighbour with any
household tasks such as shopping or cleaning, any personal care
such as going to the bathroom or bathing, or any medical care such
as reminding someone to take medication, then you are a carer.
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.
According to figures just released from the 2011 census, there
are 15,575 carers in the Vale of Glamorgan, and most of them
are not accessing the support available. This represents a 12
per cent increase in the number of carers in the Vale in a
UK has more information about the 2011 census.
Caring can be rewarding but it can also affect your homelife,
worklife, free time and your relationship with the person you care
For more information read the Vale of Glamorgan
Pack (available to download).
Carers' Development Officer
Tel: 01446 704604
Contact for Assessments
Contact OneVale (C1V)
Civic Office, Holton Road, Barry CF63 4RU
Tel: 01446 700111
Text: C1V then your message to 60066