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The results of a Carers Trust Wales survey into the impact of Coronavirus on young carers aged 12 to 17 and young adult carers aged 18 to 25 was published in July 2020. They point to a steep decline in the mental health and wellbeing of thousands of young people across Wales who provide unpaid care at home for family members or friends.
This resource enables universities and services supporting young adult carers to gain insight into the challenges this group of students face and find practical tips, guidance and case studies to help staff establish and embed support for student carers.
Carers Trust Wales’ report, ‘Experiences of unpaid carers caring for someone with dementia’, draws on the contextually rich narratives of carers of people living with dementia. Individual interviews were conducted during the pandemic.
Mae adroddiad Ymddiriedolaeth Gofalwyr Cymru, ‘Profiadau gofalwyr di-dâl yn gofalu am rywun â dementia’, yn tynnu ar naratifau cyd-destunol gyfoethog gofalwyr pobl sy’n byw gyda dementia. Cynhaliwyd y cyfweliadau yn ystod y pandemig.
Mae’n bleser gan Ymddiriedolaeth Gofalwyr Cymru lansio’r adroddiad newydd “Adroddiad: Gofalu Am Rywun Sy'n Byw Â Dementia”. Mae’r adroddiad hwn wedi’i ddatblygu fel rhan o’n prosiect i sicrhau bod mwy o ofalwyr hŷn yn cael eu nodi a’u cefnogi, mewn partneriaeth ag Age Cymru ac wedi’i ariannu gan Lywodraeth Cymru.
Carers Trust Wales are please to launch the new report “Supporting Carers of People Living with Dementia”. This report has been developed as part of our project to increase the identification and support of older carers, in partnership with Age Cymru and funded by Welsh Government.
This report highlights how older parent carers and ageing carers who face additional barriers to accessing services should be supported to prepare for a time when they are less able or unable to provide care. The report is accompanied by resources for commissioners, providers and front line staff to use in the development of support for carers to plan for a future when they are less able or unable to care.
Working for Carers is led by Carers Trust and delivered by its network of partners (local carer organisations) across London. Working for Carers is funded by the European Social Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund. The first phase of the project ran from October 2016 and September 2019 and was evaluated by Ecorys.
This document is designed to be used by Regional Partnership Boards, Local authorities, Local Health Boards and third sector organisations in Wales to support the identification and commissioning of good services for unpaid carers.
This resource is primarily aimed to be a guide for local government. The Children and Families Act 2014 places a duty on local authorities to take ‘reasonable steps’ to identify young carers in their area who have support needs. This resource sets out these duties and shows how local government can work with education, health and social care partners to take the steps necessary to increase identification of young carers.