Carers Wales is part of Carers UK. We are a charity set up to help the 350,000 + people In Wales who care for family or friends.
Families and communities in Wales are strong. Carers provide 96% of all community care in
At some point in our lives, almost every one of us will be involved in looking after an older relative, a sick friend or a disabled family member. Caring is part and parcel of life but without the right support the personal costs of caring can be high.
Caring can take its toll on your finances, your health, your career and your family and social life. You may have to give up work to care and rely on low-level benefits, forcing you into poverty.
Without you, our NHS would collapse and
- Supports you and provides information and advice about caring
- Influences policy through our research based on your real life experiences
- Campaign to make a better life for you and the people you look after
We help carers
Get the best for the person you look after
- Make the most of your income
- Stay in paid work
- Juggle your busy lives
- Keep you healthy
- Find a listening ear
- Campaign for change
When caring affects you and your family, Carers Wales is here to provide the information, support and advice you need.
Based in Cardiff, we are a small team of four staff members and cover the whole of Wales.