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Carers Project - Monmouthshire County Council and the Gwent Association of Voluntary Organisations (GAVO)

Lead service provider/commissioner


Monmouthshire Borough Council

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Prevention service description

The programme provides free access and support for carers (via self-referral) including free training, social events, Carers Week events, Carers Rights Day (respite and transport can be provided so the carer can attend these events), the Carers Handbook, emergency and future planning booklet, carers emergency card and most importantly opportunities for carers to talk and be listened to. The goal is to be as responsive as possible and to ensure that services are designed with input from carers.

The initiative also places an emphasis on the role of GP surgeries in supporting carers with the Investment in Carers scheme (developed in collaboration with Hwyel Dda Health Board). The Investors in Carers scheme is a framework of good practice which GP practices can utilise to develop their carer awareness and ways of working to support carers on their patient register.

Intervention/service type:

Befriending, mentoring and peer support; Information and advice; Community services; Low-level support; Carers support

Target client group(s):

Carers in Wales

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