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Carers Trust Wales is part of Carers Trust, an ambitious national charity committed to improving support and services for unpaid carers. Carers Trust Wales aims to shape a better future with and for carers in Wales by raising awareness, empowering carers and influencing change.

We work closely and collaboratively with our Network Partners – local and regional independent charities which deliver information, advice and practical support for unpaid carers in Wales. Last year our Network Partners reached more than 36,000 carers in Wales.

About carers in Wales

We know that there are at least 310,000 carers in Wales and that 3 in 5 of us will become a carer at some point in our lives.

Carers Trust Wales is committed to making sure that all carers receive the recognition and support they deserve.

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Unpaid Carers in Wales and Access to Financial and Statutory Support: a report from Carers Trust Wales

We believe that no carer should be pushed into poverty by their caring role. Our report addresses the challenge of financial hardship in the context of wider unpaid carer support, and aims to understand the implementation of Welsh policy by local authorities alongside work by the UK Government.

Read the report in English

Read the report in Welsh

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Short Breaks Scheme

Unpaid carers can apply for a short, funded break away from their caring role. The Short Breaks Scheme aims to allow 30,000 carers to take a break by 2025.

Read more about the Short Breaks Scheme

Carers Support Fund

Additional support services and grant funding is now available to unpaid carers in every local authority area, thanks to the Carers Support Fund. 

Read more about the Carers Support Fund programme Wales

The Carer Aware Project

This joint project is funded by the Welsh Government and aims to empower unpaid carers to be actively involved in decisions that directly affect them and those they care for.

Learn more about the Carer Aware project

Young carers and education

Caring impacts so many aspects of a young person's experience in school or college. Education settings can play a crucial role in identifying and supporting young carers, and our resources will help.

More about young carers and education in Wales

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Policy and influence

Carers Trust Wales works proactively to influence policy, legislation and commissioning processes for the benefit of carers and our Network Partners.

Learn more about how we influence policies

The Network in Wales

We partner with local care organisations, collaborating to ensure unpaid carers across Wales receive access to high-quality services and support.

Read more about our Network Partners in Wales

Fundraising

With your help, we can make a real difference to the lives of unpaid carers in Wales. Whether you're looking for your organisation's next corporate partnership, or you're hoping to organise or take part in a fundraising event, find ways to support our work.

Read about fundraising for Carers Trust Wales

Meet the team

Director For Wales
Kate Cubbage

Head of External Affairs
Dr Catrin Edwards

Office Manager
Anna Morgan

Network Partnership Manager 
Cath Phillips

Wales Programme Lead
Carly Gray

Short Breaks Scheme Lead
Liz Wallis

Fundraising Manager
Nerys Sales

Policy and External Affairs Officer
Catrin Glyn

Project Officer
David Zilkha

Project Officer
Daisy Cole

Programme Officer
Angela Tillcock

Programme Officer
Ari Johnson

Communications Officer
Judith Wood

Contact us
wales@carers.org
0300772 9702

Opportunities at Carers Trust, Wales

Join our team and make a real difference to the lives of unpaid carers and the people they care for.

See current opportunities at Carers Trust Wales

Frequently asked questions