What we do
Our Mission Statement is that carers of all ages in Cwm Taf Morgannwg will be recognised and valued as being fundamental to supportive and resilient families and communities. They will not have to care alone and will be able to access information, advise and support to help meet their needs, empowering them to lead healthy and fulfilled lives, balancing their care and their life outside caring.
Who is it for?
We recognise that there is no typical carer. Carers of all ages whether young carers, sibling carers, young adult carers, parent carers of children with a disability, working age or older Carers, look after family partners or friends in need of help because they are ill, frail or have a disability. The care they provide can be physical, emotional or social. Carers are individuals who may not see themselves as carers, but consider themselves above all as a parent, wife, husband, partner, son, daughter, friend or neighbour.
Can anyone use this service?
Yes – if you care for someone without payment you qualify as a carer
Monday – Friday 8am-4pm
What to expect
Once you inform your GP or GP receptionist you are a Carer your practice will store this information in your records. You will be offered a Carers’ pack which contains useful information, contact numbers, assessment referral form. You can complete this form at home, or ask the Carer champion at your surgery to assist you. Once this form is completed your local Council will offer you a Carers’ needs assessment.
The person carrying out the assessment will want to know what is important to you and help with your well-being, this could be through advice, support or training.
Cwm Taf University Health Board 01443 744825
Rhondda Cynon Taf Carers Support Project 01443 281463
Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council 01685 724500