Carers Trust welcomes Neath Port Talbot Carers Service to its network
Carers Trust is delighted to announce that Neath Port Talbot Carers Service has joined the Carers Trust Network, following approval by the Wales Advisory Board. This takes our network in Wales up to nine local carer organisations and 125 across the UK.
Neath Port Talbot Carers Service supports and helps improve the lives of carers across the area by providing information and advice, a sitting service, outreach support and activities.
Since 2021, Neath Port Talbot Carers Service has worked in partnership with established Carers Trust Network Partner, Swansea Carers Centre, to deliver the Carers Support Fund Wales. This partnership approach saw the Welsh Government funded programme, led by Carers Trust, reach carers affected by financial hardship following the pandemic and the cost-of-living crisis across all areas in the region.
Margaret Lake, Chair of Neath Port Talbot Carers Service, said: “We strive to provide unpaid carers in Neath Port Talbot with the right information and support at the right time.
“We do that by working in partnership with GPs, our local health board and the statutory services provided by the local authority, as well as through being a key player in the network of third sector organisations wrapping around people who need care and support.
“Joining Carers Trust allows us to be a part of a wider network which will enable unpaid carers in Neath Port Talbot to access much needed funds and support.”
Chris Koehli, Chair of the Wales Advisory Board, said: “It is a privilege to welcome Neath Port Talbot Carers Centre to the Carers Trust Network in Wales. We’re delighted that what began as a partnership with our Network to deliver the Carers Support Fund has developed into full membership.
“This is testimony to the impact the Network across Wales delivers for both unpaid carers and the local carers organisations supporting them.”