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What talks have you missed?

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.

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