Carers Trust Wales
Lead service provider/commissioner
Carers Trust Wales
Type of knowledge
Type of knowledge:
Project description only
Prevention service description
Carers Trust Wales is an expert and ambitious national charity that exists to improve support, services and recognition for unpaid carers in Wales. Alongside twelve Network Partners – local services that deliver support to carers – Carers Trust Wales works with carers, and the professionals that support them, to deliver against this aim. Carers Trust Wales is committed to raising the profile of issues impacting on carers amongst decision-makers, the media and the public, seeking to highlight the vital contributions made by carers and the importance of ensuring that they have their needs identified and met. Carers Trust Wales also provides insight, research and evidence-based recommendations to Government and local and regional decision-making bodies, helping to shape the development and implementation of national policy and legislation for the benefit of carers.
Over the last 18 months Carers Trust Wales has developed and delivered campaigns, such as Time to be Heard (see below video) to ensure that carers have their voices heard; designed toolkits for public sector to encourage carer recognition and involvement such as the Young Carers in Schools Programme and The Triangle of Care as well as practical resources for carers on topics such as medicines management and dementia. Carers Trust were instrumental in creating the momentum for and the development of a Ministerial Advisory Group for Carers which will provide expert evidence to the Welsh Government and a number of Assembly Committees on a range of issues including loneliness and isolation, the cost of caring for an ageing population and the Dementia Action Plan. Our work, as part of the Wales Alliance (?)has successfully secured additional funding for carers and carers services including additional funding for respite care and the ring-fencing of funding for projects relating to carers as part of the Integrated Care Fund (ICF). Carers Trust have also supported the implementation of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014, through the development of resources and the delivery of training for professionals.
Information and advice; Carers support
Target client group(s):
Carers in Wales