Please find below the link to the latest edition of Carers Times: Full of information etc for Carers in the Vale of Glamorgan

www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk/cy/living/social_care/adult_services/Carers/Carers.aspx 

Please find below the link to the latest edition of Carers Times: Full of information etc for Carers in the Vale of Glamorgan

www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk/cy/living/social_care/adult_services/Carers/Carers.aspx 

Do you look after someone?
Directory of support, advice and information for carers in the Vale of Glamorgan and Cardiff

Reading Well Wales

Reading Well to be available in both English and Welsh in all Welsh library authorities.

The Welsh Government are supporting us in rolling out Reading Well in all 22 library authorities in Wales, beginning with Reading Well Books on Prescription for dementia as part of the new Dementia Action Plan for Wales. The scheme will be available in Welsh libraries from summer 2018.

The books provide information and advice, support for living well, advice for relatives and carers, and personal stories. They are endorsed by health professionals and can all be found in the local library. 

There are also leaflets available in your local library. 

Alzhiemer's Society Key Publications and Fact sheets about Dementia. And accessible Resources available here.

                               

                    Barry Town Council

Is committed to improving its services for those living with Dementia and began our journey in February of this year with all staff undertaking Dementia Awareness Training after our Community Development Officer met with Elin Jones of Ty Hapus to discuss Dementia Friendly Project in the area.

 

The training was very well delivered and really helped staff to understand this illness and re-evaluate the way in which we support people living with Dementia.


Since then, Barry Town Council has supported three Dementia Friendly Initiatives with grants towards the following projects:-

 

  • A new games room at Ty Hapus.

  • Dementia Friendly Poetry Session at Barry Library.

  • A minibus to help bring people to CineMemories screenings at Barry Memo.

Moving forward, Barry Town Council are keen to continue supporting Dementia Friendly Initiatives and are hoping to work with the Shop Local Barry Group to introduce even more Dementia Friendly Initiatives.

Dementia Friendly Barry

Are putting together an Activities & Information Morning at Barry Central Library on TUESDAY 12TH MAY 2020 

9.30am until 1.00pm All Welcome

Free Activities.

MORE INFORMATION TO FOLLOW.

Influence. Interact. Inspire.

Join our new Carers Panel &

help shape services for unpaid

carers in Cardiff & the Vale.

 

 

Contact Sian Salkeld on 01495 769996 or email

engagement@ctsew.org.uk to find out more.

 

Please find below the link to the latest edition of Carers Times: Full of information etc for Carers in the Vale of Glamorgan

www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk/cy/living/social_care/adult_services/Carers/Carers.aspx 

Please find below the link to the latest edition of Carers Times: Full of information etc for Carers in the Vale of Glamorgan

www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk/cy/living/social_care/adult_services/Carers/Carers.aspx 

Carers Support and Information

If you are looking after a relative, neighbour or friend who is unable to manage at home due to long term illness, age, disability or substance misuse you are a carer. By a carer, we do not mean an agency worker, paid or volunteer carer. Caring can be rewarding but it can also affect your homelike, work life, free time and your relationship with the person you care for. You don’t have to live in the same house as that person to be their carer. Carers are not paid a wage to provide support and are sometimes referred to as unpaid/family/informal carers. 

 YOU CAN GET MORE INFORMATION FOR CARERS HERE ON VALE OF GLAMORGAN WEBSITE PAGE

Are You a Young Carer? Get information and support here

A Young carer is defined as someone under 18 who provides care on an unpaid basis for another person. The person they look after may be a parent, brother or sister, a grandparent or another relative.

cavamh - Supporting voluntary sector, service user and carer involvement in the development of mental health services across Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan through:

Mental Health Forum - The voice of the voluntary sector

Sefyll - Involvement in adult mental health services

Nexus - Involvement in older people's mental health services

Below are contact details for Dementia Friendly Steering Groups in the Vale. Please contact direct for more info in your area. Or you would like to join a dementia friendly community steering group.

 Barry Town Dementia Friendly Steering Group

Chairman: Jane Weldon

Volunteer  Dementia Champion Alzheimer's Society 

Email:  dementiafriendlybarry@outlook.com

 

Cowbridge Dementia Friendly Steering Group

Chairman: Steven Blackman.

Email:  steven@chatwood.eclipse.co.uk

 

Penarth Dementia Friendly Steering Group.

Chairman: Philip Batchelor

Email: philip.batchelor@homeinstead.co.uk

For informationon on how we can support you to become a Dementia Friendly  Organisation or Business.

Contact us at the Button below

 

 

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