6 - 12 June, 2022
During Carers Week 2022 a range of events will be taking place for Carers.
- Monday 6th June, 2022 – Llanelly House Tour and Afternoon Tea, hosted by Carmarthenshire Carers Support Services Network. Complete the form here, to book your place.
- Thursday 9th June, 2022 – Ammanford Park Walk for Wellbeing 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. More information can be found here.
- Friday 10th June, 2022 – Afternoon Tea at Garnant Golf Club, hosted by Carmarthenshire Carers Support Services Network. Complete the form here to book your place.
- Thursday 16th June, 2022 – Bishops Park & Gardens tour followed by lunch at The Black Ox. Meet and 11:00 a.m. More information can be found here.
- Friday 17th June, 2022 – Llanelli Coastal Path Walk for Wellbeing 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. More information can be found here.
A full programme of events for Carers Week can be found here.
Throughout the month of June events will take place to give Carers “Me Time”. An array of advice, support, creative, mindful and wellbeing events will be offered during the entire month for Carers. The full schedule of “Me Time” events can be found here.
Finally, a free workshop aiming to support families who are encountering difficulties in relation to the provision of health, social care and education support services will be held on Tuesday 7th June, 2022 at The Royal Ivy Bush Hotel, Carmarthen from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Further information can be found here.
Are you a Carer?
“Do you look after a relative, friend or neighbour who is ill, frail, disabled, has a mental health concern or problematic substance use and who could not manage without your help? If so, then you are a Carer and there are a number of ways you can get help and support.”
Meddygfa Tywi recognises that Carers contribute a significant saving to the NHS by looking after relatives, neighbours or friends who might otherwise have to go into long term care. Young Carers, under the age of 18 may be particularly vulnerable due to their inexperience and lack of life-skills. This practice is committed to providing appropriate support and consideration to its patients who are Carers whatever their age.
What Can We Do To Help?
The Practice holds a list of those patients who are Carers and who have agreed to be on the register. The register enables the practice to provide Carers with information on local and national support and help. We can also arrange a referral to Social Services for a Carers Needs Assessment and other voluntary service agencies if required.
At Meddygfa Tywi we aim to raise awareness of the needs of Carers and to support them with practical help and information.
How Can You Register As A Carer?
Registration forms are available in the surgery or speak to any staff member. Forms are also available from other voluntary organisations.
Caroline Smith is our Practice Carer’s Lead. You can ask to speak to her by telephone on 01267 290240 or come into the surgery for a chat.
What Is A Carer's Needs Assessment?
A Carer’s Needs Assessment is your opportunity to tell Social Services about the things that could make caring easier for you. It is an assessment of your needs, not those of the person you are caring for. Every Carer is entitled to an assessment. When you register with us as a Carer, the practice will offer you the chance of a referral.
How Do I Find Out More Information?
The practice has a dedicated Carers notice board in the waiting room with a lot of information and news of local events.
Young Carers Service
The national Young Carer I.D. Card, funded by Welsh Government, is now available in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire. This enables a coordinated regional approach in supporting young carers, making it easier for them to access the help they need, when it is needed.
For young carers in Carmarthenshire please visit: https://fis.carmarthenshire.gov.wales/family-support/young-carers-service/
More Information For Carers
TO FIND OUT MORE PLEASE CONTACT ANY OF THE SERVICES BELOW:
Carmarthenshire County Council
Young Adult Carers (16-25)
Hywel Dda University Health Board
Carmarthenshire Carers Information Service
Carmarthenshire Young Carers Service
Other Useful Links
Alternatively visit the NHS website for more information.
If you would like to view resources on Alzheimer’s, visit the Alzheimer’s Society.