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Meet The Team

Carers Wales has a complement of seven staff who cover the whole of Wales

Claire Morgan – Director

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Claire joined Carers Wales as Director in July 2017. Claire was previously at Age Cymru where she was Director of Operations for more than 5 years. 

Claire campaigns within the Welsh Government and with other public, private and third sector partners in Wales, to increase recognition of the 400,000 carers saving the Welsh economy £8 billion a year and ensure they get the support needed to continue to making such a vital contribution.

Claire has worked in Wales and England in community development, business start up and economic development

 

Beth Evans – Information and Communications Officer

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Beth took up her post in June 2006 having been previously employed by Rhondda Cynon Taf Council, the Disability Rights Commission, Disability Wales and the Equal Opportunities Commission. A key part of her role is to inform and advise carers, professionals and policy makers about carers’ rights and legal entitlements and keep abreast of policy changes that may affect carers on a Wales and National level.  

 

Dawn Owen - Engagement and Volunteering Officer - North & Mid Wales

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Dawn joined Carers Wales in January 2018 and was previously with Tenovus Cancer Care for 4 years, where she worked as a Welfare Benefits Advisor for patients and their families who were or had been touched by cancer and provided a holistic service with the aim of getting the best income replacement for them.

Dawn works with our volunteer network and our outreach activities which engage local community groups and services. This helps others enhance the lives of carers. 

This is primarily achieved by supporting our volunteers to reach out to carers in their communities to ensure people recognise themselves as carers, Carers Wales is visible and carers know where to go for support.

 

Amber Powell - Engagement and Volunteering Officer -  South & Mid Wales

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Joined Carers Wales in October 2018.  Engaging with community groups and working with volunteer network.

Worked in charities since 2012 including The Royal British Legion, Ramblers Cymru and Age Cymru.

Cared for mother who had MS and now for father who has dementia

 

Sara Williams - Wales Hub Manager, Employers for Carers

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Sara joined Carers Wales in May 2018, coming from a background of managing corporate fundraising partnerships between businesses and the third sector. She will be implementing the Employers for Carers Wales Hub, encouraging Welsh employers to become members and as a result carer friendly workplaces.

 

Jo Coles - Adminstrator

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Jo joined Carers Wales in February 2019. She is a qualified accountant and has worked in the private and public sector. She is responsible for office admin, keeping accurate financial records, assisting in the preparation of financial management information, supporting the Wales committees and networks.

Jo joined Carers Wales after a break from work to look after her young family and caring for her father during a period of ill health.

 

Cath Haines - Project Support Assistant 

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Cath has experience of working in the private and public sectors but in recent years she has worked in the voluntary sector on two successful Lottery Funded projects. Her last role being Project Assistant for a befriending project which supported older people in Cardiff and the Vale.  Cath is also a carer for her elderly father who has dementia.

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