DO YOU LOOK AFTER SOMEONE WHO IS ILL, FRAIL, DISABLED OR MENTALLY ILL?
We are interested in identifying carers, especially those people who may be caring without help or support.
We know that carers are often “hidden” looking after a family member or helping a friend or neighbour with day-to-day tasks and may not see themselves as a carer.
Caring for someone is an important and valuable role within the community, which is often a 24 hour job that can be very demanding and isolating for the carer. Carers should receive appropriate support by way of access to accurate information on a range of topics such as entitlement to benefits, respite care and a listening ear when things get too much.
As a carer, you may be entitled to additional help and benefits. To talk about your needs as a carer and the possible ways help could be given, we advise you to contact the
Carer’s Support Service
Tel: 01792 653344
Social Services for Carers Assessments
Tel: 01792 636519
If you are a carer, please ask at Reception for a CARERS IDENTIFICATION FORM which you can complete to let us know about your caring responsibilities.
Patient and Carer Feedback Process
A Patient and Carer Participation Group has been set up as part of the Community Voice Project which has been running since 2011.
They are continually looking for patients and carers throughout the area to be part of the group and ensure they are part of improving the Primary and Community Care services within the area. Through the group you will be able to gain information about the Primary Community Care services that are available in your local area and visiting speakers are often invited to speak on topics that are of interest to the group.
12th April 2017 & 12th June 2017
If you would like to attend any of the meetings please contact:
Community Voice Patient and Carer Development Officer
Swansea Council for Voluntary Service
Direct line: 01792 544028
Mobile: 07786 070676