Carers reports and resources
Below are some of the guides, reports and resources that you may find useful.
A One-Stop-Shop Guide for Older Carers in Wales
A guide for identifying, signposting, and supporting older carers in Wales. This guide aims to help you answer some of the big questions about getting help as a carer - what you're entitled to, who you should speak to, and what other support is available.
Your rights as a carer
From the right to receive information, advice and assistance, to having your views taken into consideration, unpaid carers have certain rights enshrined in Welsh law. We've produced this leaflet to help you understand your rights as an unpaid carer.
Making Relationships Count
A guide focusing on the practical and emotional issues people often encounter when making the decision to support someone to move into a care home.
Caring for someone with dementia
This guide, published by Carers Trust Wales is a comprehensive resource that brings together practical information and emotional guidance that carers need to support their own well-being.
A Report on Age Cymru's 2022 Older Carers Survey
Following our "For the Moment" report of 2020, this report summarises the findings of a similar survey of older unpaid carers during 2022. It reveals, amongst other things, differences in knowledge around services available to carers across the country.
Older Carers Survey
For the Moment – summary of findings from older carers
During Carers Rights Day 2020, we launched our Hidden Carers survey which sought the views and input from older unpaid carers across Wales who were not in receipt of formal support. This report summarises the findings from that survey.
Developed for Carers Week 2021, these resources for GPs and those working within primary healthcare settings aim to identify older carers at key points of contact. Although these resources were developed specifically for carers week, they can be used at any time to help carers, particularly older carers, to identify themselves to primary care.