Llantwit Major & Coastal Vale Medical Practice

Carers

Carers

Caring can be rewarding. It can also be very stressful. There is help and support available focusing on different aspects of caring. 

A Carer is a person who provides or intends to provide care for an adult or disabled child. 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.

Are you a Carer? We hold a register of Carers and/or Patients who have a Carer and may be able to offer you additional help, support or signpost you to organisations that can help with all types of queries including advice about benefits, housing, respite care and support groups.

Carers packs are available at the surgery. Please ask about a pack and form to identify yourself as a Carer/ someone who is cared for. We have included some useful links to get you started.

Carers Factsheets

Carers Handbook (Important Addendum April 2016)

Young Carers

We have a Carers Champion who you can speak with who will help guide you to the most appropriate person or agency if you are having any difficulties and a dedicated Carers notice board on the ground floor waiting room.

Kirsty Stabler, Carers Champion

Useful links:

Dewis Wales

Carers UK 

Cardiff and Vale Information For Carers

Carers Trust Wales

Woody’s Lodge

Woody’s Lodge is based at Amelia Trust Farm they do amazing work with veterans and their family carers. Their vision at Woody’s Lodge, is to provide an inviting meeting space for veterans of the Armed Forces, Emergency Services and Reservists to re-engage with life, their families and their communities. 

http://www.woodyslodge.org/how-woodys-can-help-you/free-transport/ .

 

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