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Here are the talks that have already happened. Would you like to attend a similar talk in the future? Send us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we can put on a similar talk again


Tuesday 12th May: Get together

Get together to chat with other carers.


Tuesday 19th May: Introduction to the Carers Wales team                  

Have a chance to meet and chat with the Carers Wales team.

Attending: Claire Morgan, Director Carers Wales; Beth Evans, Policy Manager; Edward Grace, Communications & Campaigns Officer; Richard Shearn, EfC Wales Hub Manager; Meryl Randell-Jones, Consultant; Dawn Owen, Volunteer and Engagement Officer (North Wales); Amber Powell, Volunteer and Engagement Officer (South and Mid Wales); Jo Coles, Administrator

This session is from 10am to 12 pm.


Tuesday 26th May: Power of Attorney – what you need to know 

Damian Lines TEP is a partner at Rubin Lewis O’Brien solicitors based in Cwmbran, South Wales. He will be running a session on what you need to know about setting up power of attorney for your loved ones.

He specialises in Probate and Estate AdministrationInheritance Tax and Estate PlanningMaking a WillPowers of Attorney and Loss of Mental CapacityWill and Inheritance Disputes Wills, Trusts and Probate Business Lasting Powers of AttorneyCourt of Protection Advance Decisions (Living Wills)Trusts. Please note that these links take you to an external webpage of Rubin Lewis O’Brien solicitors.

Damian is also offering one to one 10 minute sessions for anyone wishing to speak to him after the session. You will need to register your interest by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Tuesday 2nd June: Introduction to Carers UK membership and volunteer management team                 

Have a chance to meet the Carers UK volunteering team

Attending: Michael Shann, Head of Membership and Volunteering Carers UK; Lizzie Blackburn, Senior Membership and Volunteering Officer Carers UK; Lucy Jones, Membership and Volunteering Officer Carers UK


Carers Week - Monday 8th - Sunday 14th June

We have so much happening all through Carers Week that we have had to set up a whole new page!

Click here to go to the Carers Week activity page


 Tuesday 16th June: South Wales Police - Being Safe Online

We are excited to be joined by South Wales Police who will be giving a talk and offer advice on how to stay safe online.


Tuesday 23rd June: Welsh Water - Priority Service and saving money

Welsh Water will be joining us to discuss their priority service scheme for the vulnerable whether they live with or apart from you. They will also be giving advice on how you might be able to save money on your water bill.


Tuesday 30th June: Age Cymru

We are being joined by Age Cymru to discuss what they do and the services they offer.


Wednesday 1st July: Campaign Discussions

Tell us what the key priorities should be for our policy and campaigning, what rights, services and support you would like us to campaign for and hear about how you can become an active Carers Wales member. The open discussion will be joined by senior members of the Carers Wales team.

These sessions will be run at 9.30 am and 5 pm.


Tuesday 7th July: Natural Resources Wales

Natural Resources Wales are a government sponsored body largely taking over the functions of the Countryside Council for Wales, Forestry Commission Wales and the Environment Agency in Wales. They will be joining us to talk about what they do and what this means.


Monday 13th July: Campaign Discussions

Tell us what the key priorities should be for our policy and campaigning, what rights, services and support you would like us to campaign for and hear about how you can become an active Carers Wales member. The open discussion will be joined by senior members of the Carers Wales team.


Tuesday 14th July: TIDE

TIDE (Together in Dementia Everyday) will be talking about their work supporting carers for people with dementia and introducing their services across Wales,


Tuesday 21st July: Victim Support

Victim Support are an independant charity who  towards a world where people affected by crime or traumatic events get the support they need and the respect they deserve.  We will be joined by Victim Support Cymr's Hate Team who will discuss what is a hate crime and the support you can access.


Tuesday 28th July: Alzheimer's Society

We are delighted to be joined by the Alzheimer's Society who will be talking about their work with people with Alzheimer's and dementia. 


Tuesday 11th August - 2.30 pm: With Citizens Advice Bureau

We can all face problems that seem complicated or intimidating. At Citizens Advice we believe no one should have to face these problems without good quality, independent advice.

That’s why we’re here: to give people the knowledge and the confidence they need to find their way forward - whoever they are, and whatever their problem.


Tuesday 18th August - 2.30 pm: With Energy Saving Trust

The Welsh Government Warm Homes Nest scheme provides energy efficiency improvements to low income households and those living in deprived communities across Wales.

Join Dylan Mclellan, Partner Development Manager for the scheme, to find out more about the scheme, who may benefit from Nest’s advice and support and if that is you!


Tuesday 25th August - 2.30 pm: With Mindfulness Mike

It's easy to get caught up in a pattern of swirling thoughts—thinking about a laundry list of things that need to be done, ruminating on past events, or could-be situations of the future—and learning mindfulness can help. But what exactly is mindfulness?

It can be defined as a mental state that involves being fully focused on "the now" so you can acknowledge and accept your thoughts, feelings, and sensations without judgment. Mindfulness meditation is a mental training practice that teaches you to slow down racing thoughts, let go of negativity, and calm both your mind and body.


Thursday 27th August - 1.30 pm: Self Advocacy Training

Self-advocacy is about enabling someone to get their own voice heard. For carers, this means speaking up for ourselves and for the person we’re caring for. There is nothing mysterious about self-advocacy; it’s just about knowing how to communicate concerns in a way that gives the best chance of getting a positive outcome.

Our two and a half hour training session will guide you on techniques to get the best possible result.


Tuesday 1st Septmber - 2.30 pm: With Warm Wales 

Warm Wales was established in 2004 by the National Grid as part of that company’s specific aim to meet its corporate responsibility to Government and deliver benefits to 1 million fuel poor homes. It chose to do this under the banner of the ‘Affordable Warmth’ Programme with Warm Wales contributing towards the target.  Monitoring the availability of funding and assessing its suitability to aid communities is a key part of what we do. Being able to access grant aid from a number of sources enables us to provide innovative solutions for challenging projects


Tuesday 8th September - 2.30 pm: Carers Rights Training with Carers Wales Policy Manager Beth Evans

Carers Wales is delighted to invite carers to find out more about your rights and what this means to you as a carer.

The session will run through the rights you have under UK and Welsh law and what you can do if you think your rights are not being met


Tuesday 15th September - 2.30 pm: With Macular Society

Macular disease is the biggest cause of sight loss in the UK, with 300 people diagnosed every day. It steals your sight, your confidence, and your ability to do the things you love. There is only one way to Beat Macular Disease for good. We must fund much more research now, until we find a cure, or find treatments that stop it in its tracks.


Thursday 17th September - 4 pm: Carers Wales Policy and Campaigning Focus Group

Tell us what the key priorities should be for our policy and campaigning, what rights, services and support you would like us to campaign for and hear about how you can become an active Carers Wales member. The open discussion will be joined by senior members of the Carers Wales team.


Tuesday 22nd September - 2.30pm: Assertiveness Training

Come along to our course and learn how to gain self confidence to understand and recognise your feelings.  You will learn how to earn respect from others and improve your communication skills, when dealing with difficult situations.


Tuesday 29th September - 2.30 pm: With Power Up scheme from Energy Saving Trust

Western Power provides four Power Up advice hubs across their operating regions to support vulnerable customers and address fuel poverty.

Energy Saving Trust delivers the Power Up service across South Wales and provides advice to customers on the Western Power priority service register by phone and via home visits.

The advice provided by Energy Saving Trust helps customers save energy, reduce their bills and benefit from a range of additional support services.


Tuesday 6th October - 2.30pm: With Kate Clements from Small Woods / Coed Lleol

Trees are life-giving. They offer shelter, habitats, food and building materials for living creatures. Small woods can also be a place for people to grow and flourish too.

Coed Lleol (Small Woods Wales) connects people and nature the woodland way. We help individuals and woodlands in Wales to flourish and grow through woodland activities, events and training in their local areas.

Stay on, if you like and join Kate for half an hour at the end of the session from 3.30pm to find out how to identify nature and see how you get on in the fun quiz at the end.


Tuesday 13th October - 2.30pm: with MIND Cymru

We're an unstoppable community of people in Wales who won't give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets the support and respect they deserve. Together with our 20 local Minds in Wales we're committed to improving mental health in this country. Together we're Mind in Wales.

We lead on Wales-wide initiatives to support people in their communities.
Today’s session will be slightly different as MIND Cymru will be with us from 3pm to 4pm.


Tuesday 20th October - 2.30pm: An Introduction to Dietics

Eat Well and Spend Less during COVID-19

Eating and drinking as well as we can is one important way to take care of ourselves.
However, when money is tight, eating well can feel like a challenge. Many of us are
spending more time indoors and going through changes to how we live, cook and shop

The Dietics team are coming along to introduce us to their service and tell us how they can support people with Diet and Nutrition.


Tuesday 27th October - 2.30pm: CANIAD

Mae Caniad ar gyfer unrhyw un sydd yn ymwneud â gwasanaethau iechyd meddwl neu gamddefnyddio sylweddau, ac unrhyw un sydd yn gofalu am rywun sydd yn defnyddio’r gwasanaethau yma.

Mae sessiwn hun am 60 munud


Tuesday 3rd November - 2.30pm: Marie Curie

Julie Skelton will be joining us at 3.30pm and will be talking about End of Life care and how Marie Curie can help facilitate this with you.


Tuesday 10th November - 2.30pm: with a talk on Hearing Loss

Helen Pugh from Hearing Loss will be joining us at 3.30pm to give some information on how they can help if the person you are caring for has hearing loss and how to contact them.


Tuesday 17th November - 2.30pm: Siaradwr o Epilepsy Action Cymru

Mae Janet Patterson yn ymuno a nI am 3.30 I siarad am ffordd newydd o weithio a rhai diweddariadau ar epilepsi yr ydym wedi bod yn ymgyrchu arnynt.

Janet Patterson from Epilepsy Action Wales will be joining us at 3.30pm to talk about their new way of working and some updates on epilepsy that they have been campaigning on.

This will be a bi-lingual session open to all carers across Wales come and join us to find out more.


Tuesday 24th November - 2.30pm: Craft for wellbeing

Macramé Feathers - Yes, Macramé is back from the 70s! In this workshop we will be creating a wall hanging of Macrame feathers. You could keep this lovely wall hanging to yourself or give it as a gift, ready for Christmas.

Once you have registered, we will contact you for your address so that we can send out the materials you will need for the session, so please book early as we need time to send these out to you.

This activity will be for the whole session whilst chatting

This session is now full


Tuesday 1st December - 2.30pm: With a talk on the Herbert Protocol

Do you have a friend or relative with Alzheimer’s or dementia who is at risk of going missing?

We understand that caring for people with Alzheimer’s or dementia can be challenging and that planning ahead to help keep them safe is really important.

People living with dementia can at some point start to ‘walk about’, and while for some this may only be into the garden or street and returning a short time later, other sufferers can get lost and go missing. This can be a distressing experience for the individual and their family, friends and carers.

The Herbert Protocol is here to help you keep vulnerable adults with Alzheimer’s or dementia safe. It is a national initiative adopted by police forces around the UK.

Neville Davies from South Wales Police will be joining us at 3.30pm to tell us all about this.


Tuesday 8th December - 2.30pm: with a talk from Motor Neurone Disease Association

We will be joined at 3.30pm by Melanie Davies from Motor Neurone Disease Association to talk about how this debilitating disease affects those you may be caring for, what help and support is out there for you and how you can access this.


Tuesday 15th December - 2.30pm: With a talk from Epilepsy Action Wales

Janet Patterson from Epilepsy Action Wales will be joining us at 3.30pm to talk about their new way of working and some updates on epilepsy that they have been campaigning on.


Tuesday 22nd December - 2.30pm: with a talk from CANIAD and HAFAL

Donna Jones from Caniad will be joining us at 3.30pm to discuss how Caniad is for anyone involved with mental health or substance misuse services, and anyone who cares for someone using these services. Influence decisions and help to shape mental health and substance misuse services by becoming a Caniad Involver.


Tuesday 29th December - 2.30pm: Bingo a Canu / Bingo and a singsong

Ymunwch a ni am y sessiwn Bingo a canu yn Cymraeg a Saesneg a gyfer Nos Galan / Join us for a bi-lingual session involving Bingo and a sing song for New Year's Eve.


Tuesday 5th January - 2.30pm: Sesiwn Ymlacio trwy Ddawns a Symudiad / Relaxation through Dance and Movement session

Rydym yn credu bod pawb yn gallu dawnsio ac yn parhau i ddadlau’r manteision o ddawns i’n cymunedau o fewn y cyd-destun twf personol, iechyd a lles cymdeithasol, rhyngweithio cymdeithasol a chymunedol a hunaniaeth ddiwylliannol.

Bydd y sesiwn yn defnyddio symud a dawns ysgafn i gerddoriaeth i helpu cyfranogwyr teimlo’n ystwyth, i ymlacio ac i fwynhau. Bydd cyfranogwyr yn gallu cymryd rhan yn eistedd mewn cadair neu yn sefyll. Bydd y sesiwn yn addas i bobl o bob oedran a gallu. 

We believe that anybody can dance and strive to advocate the benefits of dance to our communities within the context of personal growth, health and social well-being, social and community interaction and cultural identity.

The session will use light dance and movement to music to help participants feel more supple, help them to relax and to enjoy themselves. Participants will be able to take part sitting in a chair or standing. The session will be suitable for all ages and abilities

This will be a bi-lingual session open to all carers across Wales come and join us to find out more.

This session is for one hour.


Tuesday 12th January - 2.30pm: Craft for Wellbeing / Crefft er Lled

Embroidery - In this session, we will be creating a lovely embroidered rainbow with tassels to embellish. You do not need any previous experience in embroidery or sewing, as this is a really simple and easy to follow pattern. 

Brodwaith - Yn y sesiwn yma byddwn yn creu enfys hyfryd wedi'i frodio, gyda thaselau i'w haddurno.  Nid oes angen unrhyw brofiad blaenorol mewn brodwaith neu

wnïo, gan fod hwn yn batrwm syml iawn a hawdd ei ddilyn.

This will be a bi-lingual session.


 Tuesday 19th January - 2.30pm: Vegetarian for Life - Get your 5 a day the easy way, an interactive talk on nutrition and healthy eating along with a smoothie demo

Join us for a talk with Roving Chef Claire Bannerman from Vegetarian For Life. Claire has a love for vegetarian food that led to her studying Food Processing at Glasgow College of Food Technology here she began her culinary journey into food manufacturing, development and food safety training. Hungry for more knowledge on the influence of food on our wellbeing, Claire went on to become a REHIS accredited tutor and a Healthyliving Award Assessor.


Tuesday 26th January - 2.30pm: With a talk from Motability

The Motability Scheme enables people to get mobile by exchanging their higher rate mobility allowance (such as the Enhanced Rate Mobility Component of Personal Independence Payment or the Higher Rate Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance) to lease a new car, Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle (WAV), scooter or powered wheelchair. 

Delia Ray from Motability Operations (the company that runs the Motability Scheme) will provide information and advice about how the Scheme can assist you, who is eligible to join, and what the full worry-free motoring package includes.


Tuesday 2nd February - 2.30pm: With a talk from Stroke Association

Colin Evans from the Stroke Association will be joining us for the last 30 minutes to talk to you about the Stroke Association and how they are helping stroke victims.


Tuesday 9th February - 2.30pm: with a talk from Deaf Blind

Mike Whitcherley will be joining us from 3.30pm to talk about the Deaf Blind Association and who they are.


Tuesday, February 16th - 2:30pm: with Dementia Carers Count

Dementia Carers Count have started developing a range of remote and online services to ensure that family and friends caring for someone with dementia continue to be well-supported.

Steve Dubbins and Sue Hinds will be joining us at 3.30 pm to give you more information on how they can support carers looking after someone with Dementia


Tuesday, February 23rd - 2:30pm: with an online Virtual Walk

Join us for a chat and a cuppa and at 3.30pm if you would like to stay with us we will have an online virtual walk together to finish the session off.


Tuesday, March 2nd - 2:30pm: with a quiz

Join us for a chat and a cuppa and at 3,30pm if you would like to stay with us we will have a quiz together to finish the session off.


Tuesday, March 9th - 2:30pm: with a talk from Nutrition and Dietetics

Join us for a chat and a cuppa and at 3,30pm if you would like to stay with us we will be joined by Dieticians from the local Health Board to talk to us about Eat Smart, Save better!

Join the Public Health Dietetic Team in an interactive session looking at ways to eat healthily, use store cupboard ingredients and save money.

You will also receive a downloadable recipe book at the end of the session


Tuesday, March 16th - 2:30pm: with Nerys John Counselling

Nerys John will be joining us at 3 pm to give you some information about counselling and will be sharing information about the counselling process, we will learn how to keep an ongoing process of self-awareness around strategies and changes that will be beneficial to our mental health.

Nerys will be happy to answer any questions you may have.


Tuesday, March 23rd - 2:30pm: with Nikki Foster from Sporting Memories

Sporting Memories Wales are working closely with Ageing Well in Wales to ensure their project has a lasting impact and reach on the lives and well-being of older people throughout Wales.

Ageing Well in Wales is a national partnership programme hosted by the Older People’s Commissioner for Wales which brings together individuals and communities with public, private, third and voluntary sectors to make Wales the best place in the world to grow older.

Nikki will be joining us at 3.30pm to tell us more.


Tuesday, March 30th - 2:30pm: with an online fun session

Join us for a chat and a cuppa and at 3,30pm if you would like to stay with us we will have an online fun session together to finish the session off.


Thursday, April 8th - 6pm: Evening Open Session

As a carer it’s important to take a little break and spend some time talking to people who understand what you’re going through. That’s why we’re organising a weekly online Care for a Cuppa through Zoom.

These meet ups will allow you to connect with other carers and hear from organisations from across Wales on the work they are doing.This session is an open session for any carers to join us and other carers for a cuppa and a chat.

If you have any queries on anything to do with your carer role then pop along and have a chat with us to see if we can help you.

This session is a 1 hour window for you to drop in and chat at any time. Get support from the Carers Wales team, talk about your day, or talk about anything else you want to talk about. This is a chance to share your thoughts and feelings in a friendly, welcoming environment.


Tuesday, April 13th - 2:30pm: with The Fire Service

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service have continued to provide Safe and Well Checks to the public throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. Come to the session for additional information, including how to contact us if you feel you would benefit from a safety check.

We will be covering topics such as the benefits of having working smoke detectors, escape plans, nighttime routines and fire precautions.

This will include advice on the following: cooking safety, as over 40% of fires in domestic premises start in the kitchen; electrical safety, including the safe charging of phones and electronic devices; and safety tips when using candles and smoking.

James Roberts from the Fire Service Safe and Well check Team will join us at 3pm.


Thursday 22nd April 6-7pm: Evening open session

This meet up will allow you to connect with other carers and hear from organisations from across Wales on the work they are doing. 

This session is an open session for any carers to join us and other carers for a cuppa and a chat. 
 
If you have any queries on anything to do with your carer role then pop along and have a chat with us to see if we can help you.


Tuesday 27th April, 3-4pm: Afternoon open session

 This meet-up will allow you to connect with other carers and hear from organisations from across Wales on the work they are doing. 
 
This session is an open session for any carers to join us and other carers for a cuppa and a chat. 
 
If you have any queries on anything to do with your carer role then pop along and have a chat with us to see if we can help you.


Thursday, 6th May, 6pm-7pm: with a talk from Snowdonia Society

Have you ever wondered how the Snowdonia National Park is kept so beautiful and protected?

Come along and find out! Clare Holmes from the Society will be joining us to tell us how The Snowdonia Society was formed and why their mission and how they support and keep all the wildflowers and wonderful paths that we see when walking in the Park.

Through their conservation work, they provide helping hands and a strong voice for Snowdonia’s special landscape.  But ultimately it is about the heart – the relationships people have with the nature, landscape and culture of Snowdonia.

This session is for 1 Hour.


 

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