If you are a carer, Swansea Carers Centre may be able to help make things easier for you. They deliver a wide range of local support services to meet the needs of carers in our community. These range from support services centred around the carer’s needs as well as the person you care for.
Carers have different needs and Swansea Carers Centre will provide you with the right information regarding health and wellbeing, welfare benefit entitlements, counselling, respite, and grants for holidays, equipment and support. This support will make a positive difference to the lives of carers across the City & County of Swansea.
Swansea Carers Centre is a specialist voluntary organisation providing much needed support to carers and former carers across the City & County of Swansea by providing:
Swansea Carers Centre is a local charity which gives much needed support and information for carers across Swansea by providing:
- welfare benefits advice
- respite care
- access to small grants which can help the carer in the caring role, Ie; equipment
- advocacy services
- a counselling service
- carers mutual support groups
- consultation opportunities
- social events
They support people who care for those with an illness or disability including learning disability, mental health problems, physical disability, dementia and other long term limiting illnesses.
Carers clinics at Fforestfach Medical Centre (Third Monday of every month) 9:30 - 12:00:
17 June, 15 July, 19 August, 16 September, 21 October, 18 November, 16 December
Come to the surgery and speak to a local carers team co-ordinator for help and advice, private room available if necessary. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
If you care for a relative or friend, click on the link to visit the website: Swansea Carers Centre Website
Swansea Carers Centre can be contacted at:
104 Mansel Street, Swansea, SA1 5UE
Tel: 01792 653344 (9am-5pm)
Further information for Carers is available from the City and County of Swansea:
Tel: 01792 636000
www.swansea.gov.uk (http://www.swansea.gov.uk/) in particular www.swansea.gov.uk/socialcare provides useful links for carers
What is a Carer?
A carer is someone of any age who provides unpaid support to family and friends who could not manage without this help. This could be caring for a relative, partner or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has a mental health or substance misuse problem.
Carers may even be juggling paid work with their unpaid caring responsibility.
The term carer should not be confused with a care worker, or care assistant, who received payment for looking after someone.
If you are looking after someone who is frail, ill or has a disability then you are a Carer.
Please let the surgery know you are a carer, we can pass your information on to Swansea Carers centre so that your support needs can be met, ask for our Carers Champion at the surgery or simply complete a carers form available at reception Reception