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Carers Trust Wales
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.
SMART Cranleigh is an innovative community led programme that takes a place-based approach to health and wellbeing. Whilst the goal is to support the wellbeing of all villagers; the impetus for the programme came in part from the realisation that traditional health and social care services were not alone able to meet the needs of people of all ages in a large and fast growing rural village. Specifically they were not adequately meeting the needs of the significant and increasing number of older people within the community.
Cyngor Sir Ceredigion County Council
Since autumn 2016, Ceredigion County Council Carers Unit have been working in collaboration with Dr D Gray to deliver and evaluate a programme of support for local carers designed to support emotional wellbeing and improve outcomes in relation to isolation, stress and identity. The ultimate goal is to enable carers to become more resilient so that they are better able to cope with their caring responsibilities and prevent crises from occurring.
Vale of Glamorgan Council
Carers support in the Vale of Glamorgan is being reviewed, with Cardiff Council, as part of their joint response to the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014. This is part of the regional partnerships’ work stream dedicated to carers. As the work stream is relatively new, the first objective is to conduct scoping work and map support for carers that is already in existence. This information is then fed in to a long-term strategy.
Hafal provide a range of support to people with a serious mental illness and their carers and families. Services include advice and advocacy, family support, carers’ breaks, and carers’ groups to enable mutual support. The organisation also actively campaigns to ensure that the voices of service users and their carers are heard, especially in the planning of local services. Each of these support services are shaped by Hafal’s Recovery Programme and its underlying principles of empowerment and self-management.
Monmouthshire Borough Council
Monmouthshire Carers Project is an initiative run by Monmouthshire County Council and the Gwent Association of Voluntary Organisations (GAVO). The Monmouthshire Carers Project is the umbrella under which commissioned providers, the Monmouthshire Carers Strategy Group and carers work collaboratively in providing information, advice, events, training and support for each other, the third sector, social care, health and other organisations.
Caerphilly County Borough Council
Caerphilly County Borough Council carers support service is an inclusive support network that seeks to improve carer outcomes and promote the caring agenda. The service has been a long standing service, however it was significantly development through the introduction of a dedicated carer’s coordinator role to oversee future developments and implementation of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014. This post was established in September 2016 and has resulted in the service being able to provide a wide range of support. This includes the organisation of frequent social events as well as activities during Carers’ Week and Carers’ Rights Day. The service also provides information through newsletters and mailing lists (both in print and electronically) and staff manage an online carer support group (using a closed Facebook page). The service has also worked in partnership with neighbouring local authorities and health board to establish the carers grant scheme. They have relaunched the carer’s emergency card and the ‘time out’ respite service.
Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council
Rhondda Cynon Taf (RCT) Borough Council’s carers support project provides support and advice to individuals living in the area who care for a family member, friend or neighbour who is ill, frail, has a disability, suffering with a mental illness or substance misuse problem. The service has been running for twenty years and takes an early intervention and prevention approach to support aiming to meet low level needs of carers in order to prevent crises. The geographic profile of the area can make it difficult to co-ordinate support as the borough is relatively large and the towns often lie some distance from each other. As a result, the service has to be a little more creative in the way it works, with events being held in places such as local job and leisure centres.
North Yorkshire County Council
The Living Well service was designed to play a key role in North Yorkshire County Councils strengths based approach to prevention. Its primary goals are to prevent crises by promoting independence and self-help, and reducing isolation and loneliness. The service is only available to those who are in need, rather than being open to all, and the aim is to complement rather than duplicate the work of voluntary services in the area. Funding is provided by the councils Public Health team.
Impetus for the service came from the recognition that many of those who were approaching the council for help were not in fact eligible for ongoing care and support and in many cases were in need of lower levels of support than that typically provided by adult social care services. The two groups for whom this was most often the case were those individuals who had contacted the council for information or advice and those who had been assessed by social care but had been found to be ineligible for support.
Carers Leeds is an independent charity that gives support, advice and information to unpaid carers aged 16 and over, which in turn seeks to improve their overall physical, mental health and wellbeing. Established in 1996, a team of expert Carer Support Workers are dedicated to improving the lives of the 72,000 carers in Leeds. Carers Leeds seeks to address both national and local policy of people with care needs being supported in the community and to remain at home, when possible. In many instances, this support is provided by a family member or friend. For this to be sustainable, carers need to be able to look after their own health and social care needs which is why support services directly to support carers are vital.
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