Carers Corner

Definition of ‘Carer’

A carer is someone who looks after and supports a friend, relative or neighbour who could not manage without their help. This could be due to age, physical or mental illness or disability.

It does not mean a professional care-worker or personal assistant who gets paid for their work.

Cathays Surgery Carer’s Champion is Peni Walsh please contact for information on services.


Financial support for carers and those you carer for

If you care for someone, there is a range of financial benefits available to you and also to the person you care for. Do not be afraid to ask for help and claim what you are entitled to.


Carer's assessments

If you provide care for someone aged 18 or over, your local social services should carry out an assessment to see if you are entitled to any services that could make caring easier for you. A carer's assessment is about your needs as a carer.


Example of help available:

  1. Help with household tasks
  2. Help with caring tasks during the day and night
  3. Respite care
  4. Activities for the ‘cared-for’ person
  5. Benefits advice
  6. Contact details for Chiropodist, Community Dentist, Health Visitor or Optician


Cardiff & Vale Carers Gateway

Cardiff & The Vale Carers Gateway offers information, advice and support to unpaid carers living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan
If you are an unpaid #carer living in Cardiff or the Vale of Glamorgan you can get free advice and support from the Cardiff & The Vale Carers Gateway

Mae Porth Gofalwyr Caerdydd a'r Fro yn cynnig gwybodaeth, cyngor a chymorth i #carers di-dâl sy'n byw yng Nghaerdydd a Bro Morgannwg
Os ydych yn sefydliad di-dâl #carer sy'n byw yng Nghaerdydd neu Fro Morgannwg gallwch gael cyngor a chymorth am ddim gan Borth Gofalwyr Caerdydd a'r Fro

T: 029 2192 1024


Useful Contacts

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Dewis Cymru

Carers Rights Day

Cardiff City Council - Social Services
Tel: 02920 536444  (external link)

Direct Gov (Carers Allowance)
Tel: 01253 856123  (external link)

Crossroads Care
Tel: 0845 450 0350  (external link)

Carer's UK
Tel: 0808 808 7777  (external link)

Contact a Family - for families with disabled children
Tel:0808 808 3555  (external link)

Carer's Direct (by NHS choices)
Tel: 0808 802 0202  (external link)

Alzheimers Society
Tel: 0207 423 3500  (external link)

Age Cymru
Tel: 02920 431555  (external link)

Family Work/Young Carers (external link)

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