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Carers Rights Day 2022: Charities highlight ‘A one stop guide for older carers in Wales’

Published on 23 November 2022 04:57 PM

A guide for identifying, signposting, and supporting older carers in Wales

Providing care for someone can sometimes be difficult as it can affect your employment, your finances and both your physical and mental health. That is why Age Cymru and Carers Trust Wales are spotlighting their joint guide called ‘A one stop guide for older carers in Wales’ to unpaid carers on Carers Rights Day (24 November 2022).

There are hundreds of thousands of unpaid carers in Wales, providing care for family, friends, and neighbours. It’s estimated that unpaid carers provide 96% of all care provided in our communities in Wales, and that collectively they save public services a massive £8 billion each year. 

In Wales, if you’re a carer, you are not alone and you are entitled to support. And this guide aims to help you answer some of the big questions about getting help as a carer in terms of what you’re entitled to, who you should speak to, and what other support is available.

Age Cymru also has several other guides and factsheets aimed at supporting unpaid carers including Your Rights as a Carer, Making Relationships Count - advice for those considering moving a loved one into a care home and Caring for Someone with Dementia.

For more information about carers rights or to order free paper versions of the guides please call 029 2043 1555, email, or visit to download free copies.



Last updated: Nov 23 2022

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