The latest Carers news and information in and around Carmarthenshire.

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Carers are often asked what they value the most in terms of support. In survey after survey the number one priority for Carers is Information. Information on Caring, on particular conditions, on local services, the list goes on and on.   It’s why, on this site, we’ve put a lot of effort into providing LInks.… Continue Reading Sign up with Everyone who gives useful information.

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Would you like to share your story?

Now that the website is starting to take shape it seems like an appropriate moment to suggest that Carers share their stories via the website.   This can be in written form or in video format. If you want to do it in writing then simply email your text and pictures to us and we’ll… Continue Reading Would you like to share your story?

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What help is available when a Carer is admitted to hospital?

When a Carer becomes ill and needs a hospital admission then what help is available? The last thing that is needed in this type of situation is for someone who is in hospital to be worrying and concerned about the person or persons they care for. There is a scheme in place that helps ensure… Continue Reading What help is available when a Carer is admitted to hospital?

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Does your Child have an Autistic Spectrum Disorder?

If your child has an autistic spectrum disorder then you may find that it’s difficult to access services in Carmarthenshire.   Schools are often reluctant to provide a Statement of Special Educational Needs and Social Services can be reluctant to accept an Autistic Spectrum Diagnosis as a reason for providing support.   If you’ve experienced… Continue Reading Does your Child have an Autistic Spectrum Disorder?

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Care and Repair, time for change.

We meet every three months with representatives from various Council Departments, Hywel Dda and with other third sector organisations to discuss issues on behalf of members. These are called MARG meetings, which stands for Multi-Agency Reference Group.   At the last MARG meeting we drew attention to the service provided by Care and Repair. Care… Continue Reading Care and Repair, time for change.

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Apologies from the Management Team

We had hoped by now to have some news regarding our aspirations to become a registered charity and to have started the process of commissioning a fully bilingual website. Unfortunately there have been delays at Carmarthenshire County Council which means we don’t yet know if we’re having any funding this year. We can’t easily apply… Continue Reading Apologies from the Management Team

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Carers Information Service Update

Carers Information Service Update The Carers Information Service is now based at Crossroads Sir Gar at the Palms in Llanelli. The principle contact is Joanne Silverthorne and the contact details are here.

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Churches Counselling Service

The Chuch in Wales offers a free counselling service. Churches Counselling Service The service is free and is open to everyone. Below is an extract from their website     “How does it work? Anyone with a personal or family problem may seek help.  Clients must self refer to the service although other voluntary organisations,… Continue Reading Churches Counselling Service

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Carmarthenshire Carers Forum New Website Launches

Carmarthenshire Carers Forum intends to reach out to all carers in the county and the first step is to create a new website. Carers are a diverse group of people with many different skills and talents and it’s hoped that members will be able to maintain and write content for the website themselves. The Forum… Continue Reading Carmarthenshire Carers Forum New Website Launches

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