Professionals

We will work with you to support unpaid carers access support with education, health and social care, as well as access to other frontline care support workers.

This section gives explains how we can work with professional care service providers to support unpaid carers in South Wales.

 

Professionals

Education

We provide support to schools to help young carers achieve their educational goals.

Our Young Carers in Schools programme (which is recognised by Welsh Government) is available in Cardiff, Vale of Glamorgan and Gwent.  We provide advice, training and an accreditation programme that is awarded by young carers themselves.

Social care

Carers’ rights are enshrined in the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014, which also identifies early intervention and prevention as critical. The starting point for this is often a statutory Carers Assessment by a local authority.

Our role is to advise and support carers on this process but we can also help local authorities undertake them.

In addition, we have a Respite and Care service, with trained staff registered with Social Care Wales to support adults and children (the latter only in some areas at present) in their home or community. We are also registered with Care Inspectorate Wales.

 

Health

Our Respite and Care service has fully trained staff registered with Social Care Wales. We will continue to provide continuing health care to people in their homes.

We will also support more carers with the hospital discharge process, freeing up hospital beds as well as preventing re-admission and ensuring better long-term health outcomes.

 

Be Carer Friendly

Carer Friendly recognises, improves and increases access to information and support for unpaid carers. By committing to being Carer Friendly, you or your organisation can show you understand and acknowledge the vital role unpaid carers play in society, and their local communities and save millions on statutory health and social care support.

Many of your friends, family, colleagues, customers and clients will likely have a caring responsibility and so get in touch so we can advise you on how best to give them the support they deserve.

For more information about Carer Friendly, click here

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