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Unpaid Carers

Information for unpaid carers who care, unpaid, for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support.



Cardiff and Vale Unpaid Carers Assembly 2023

Cardiff and Vale Carers Assembly is a unique event specifically designed by carers, for carers, and with carers in mind.


Please come along and meet the local organisations who provide services and support. You will be able to ask any questions you have and find out the latest updates and plans.


This is also a chance to: 

  • connect

  • share experiences

  • build a support network with other carers


This event is entirely free, including lunch and refreshments.


Date:       20 November 2023

Location: Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, CF11 9XR

Time:       9:30-15:30


Register for more information: Complete Cardiff and Vale Carers Assembly – CAVRPB  



Carers Gateway

If you need information or other help to support you in your caring role, contact  



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 Search Dewis Cymru to find services to support carers in the Vale of Glamorgan: Services to support carers 

Below are the details of national carers organisations who provide advice, information, and support to unpaid carers in Wales.


Carers Wales: Provides advice and information to carers and the professionals who support carers. Advice line – Monday to Friday: 0808 808 777         


All Wales Forum: Provides a national voice to empower parents and carers of people with learning disabilities: 029 2081 1120                 


Carers Trust Wales: Committed to improving support and services for unpaid carers: 0300 772 9702 


Cardiff and Vale Unpaid Carers Charter

Approximately 1 in 10 of us who live in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan provide unpaid care to a family member or friend.


This Charter highlights the commitment of partners across the region including NHS, local authorities, voluntary and 3rd sector organisations and outlines how we will support you if you care for someone.



Strategy for unpaid carers

Welsh Government have launched a new strategy for unpaid carers: