Carers Rights Day in Powys

Carers Rights Day in PowysSpecial events to help Powys’ unpaid carers access the support they’re entitled to


Credu will be hosting a number of special events across Powys to mark Carers Rights Day on Friday 30th November.

Information Stand at Great Oak Café, Llanidloes     11am-1pm

Carers Rights drop in at Credu Hub Machynlleth     11am – 2:30pm

Support and Information with Cllr Joy Jones, FREE mini massage treatments, refreshments and goody bags for Carers, Newtown Library      10am -12noon

Llandrindod Carers group meeting, Marlow, Llandrindod       10am – 1pm

Advice and Information Morning, Guildhall Brecon with Cllr Matthew Dorrance, Angharad Woodland Solicitor & RVS     10am-12:30am

Carers are meeting at the Health Forum in Ystradgynlais Hospital and meeting the new Practice Manager


Credu is one of hundreds of groups across the UK taking part in Carers Rights Day, which falls on Friday 30 November 2018. Carers Rights Day is an annual national awareness campaign organised by the charity Carers UK, which aims to reach as many of the 6.5 million carers in the UK as possible with information about their rights and the financial and practical help they are entitled to; including benefits, such as Carer’s Allowance, breaks and access to equipment and technology which can help them in their caring role. This year the charity is encouraging people to think about how caring might affect them now and in the future and what support they might need.

Young Carers Awareness Day

Thursday 25th January was National Young Carers Awareness Day.

Several primary schools in Powys received a pack of paper chains onto which the children were asked to write their ideas about ways to show support for young Carers. The paper chains opened up discussion and questions about young carers

Young Carers Awareness Day
Young Carers Awareness Day

Llanfyllin high school had a whole morning of Awareness Raising with Year 7’s taking part in Workshops led by 6th formers and Young Carers Outreach Worker, Sally Duckers. The workshops included a quiz, asking the pupils to act as agony aunts and thinking about the positives and negatives of being a young Carer.

The sixth formers then ran a cake sale over lunchtime raising over £100 for local Young Carers.

Young Carers Awareness Day

Young Carers Awareness Day

Connected Generation VACANCIES

Do you want to be part of a movement that facilitates and enables older people experiencing difficult life challenges to enjoy a Connected Generation VACANCIESgreater sense of wellbeing? Are you passionate about supporting people and communities in a way that is enabling and empowering? Are you excited by the prospect of sharing your own skills and experience, learning new skills, and reflecting on your practice with others? Are you also organised and able to make a tangible, practical difference when working with people and communities?

The Connected Generation project, funded by the The Big Lottery Fund, involves an exciting alliance of Credu (Powys Carers Service Ltd), Age Cymru Powys, Disability Powys, Citizens Advice Powys, and Royal Voluntary Service. Between us we are recruiting for ten posts across Powys to deliver an ambitious project that makes a significant, positive impact with Older People in Powys as well as influencing policy and practice at a national level.Connected Generation VACANCIES

Connected Generation VACANCIES

6 x Outreach Workers (x 2 with Credu, Brecon & Llanfyllin), x 2 with Age Cymru Powys, x 2 with Disability Powys) £22,722 pro rata, 21 hours per week, based at home working in either North or South Powys.
Interview Dates 15th / 16th November 2017

Application Form HERE.

Credu Job Description HERE. Age Cymru Powys Job Description HERE. Disability Powys Job Description HERE


1 x Generalist AConnected Generation VACANCIESdviser, Welfare Benefits and Debt Caseworker/Supervisor (Citizens Advice Powys) £25,951, full time, Newtown or Brecon (Application pack on
Interview Date 7th November. Interviews will be held in Newtown

RVS 2 x Senior Service Assistant (Volunteer Recruitment and Support) £22,722 pro rata, 16 hours per week, based at home, oneConnected Generation VACANCIES to work in North Powys and one to work in South Powys

Application pack on
Interview Dates 21st & 22nd November 2017


DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS FOR ALL POST IS extended to 9am on 10th November 2017

New on the website: a guide to free mental health helplines

New on the website: a guide to free mental health helplinesWe have added a new link to the resources page Dealing With Specific Conditions, under the Mental Health section. Cassiobury Court have produced a useful guide to the variety of free mental health helplines that are available in the UK.

“Studies show that when you are faced with too many options, you are likely to take no action at all. To help address this problem, we outline exactly what each of these free helplines offers for people suffering from mental health problems. After you have read this guide, you will be in a better position when deciding which particular helpline or helplines to reach out to.

Free helplines provide you with someone to talk to when you are going through a crisis or when you just need somebody to talk to. Furthermore, many of these helplines are available 24 hours a day and 7 days a year, meaning you can contact someone when traditional ‘bricks and mortar’ services are closed.”

The guide is available directly here by following this link, as well as on the Conditions resource page.

Why I Love Volunteering

Its Volunteers Week this week and we asked some of our Volunteers ‘why do you volunteer with Credu’

Lilian – who leads the Counselling Service and is a Counsellor herself says

Why I Love Volunteering

‘Credu offers a fantastic service to support unpaid carers and its all FREE!

Being a volunteer counsellor gives me unique opportunities to provide emotional help to people who ask very little for themselves, facilitating change and giving hope for the future.

Don’t struggle alone, we are here for you.’

Please get in touch if you’d like to know more about Counselling for Carers provided by Credu or if you’d like to share your skills and knowledge with us – we can discuss how you can help us connect Carers.’

A brief note about language in our blog posts

Just to let you know, everyone at Credu publishes blog posts to share what we are up to – and each author writes their posts in the language they usually use. So that is why some blog posts will be English and some in Welsh, regardless of the website language selection you have chosen. This enables us to keep our news freshly published and regularly updated. Thank you for your understanding!

Well Done Lilian

Our volunteer Lilian was recently recognised by the ‘Llandrindod Well Done’ awards for her work with Carers.

Well Done Lilian

Lilian has developed the counselling service, first joining as part of her counselling qualification. She continued to provide counselling to Carers after she qualified and as well as providing counselling to carers she leads the team of counsellors across the County.

An article about the fantastic support of the Counselling is in our newsletter!Well Done Lilian

We are so proud of Lilian and thankful for the commitment she gives and the difference she makes.


Yac visit to Bangor University

Yac visit to Bangor University

Yacs from WCD and North Montgomeryshire were invited to an overnight taster of Bangor University over the Easter holidays. The group were offered two taster lectures, a tour of the University and talks on student finance, a taster session in the gym and an evening in the halls with dinner and entertainment at the bar. The event was organised by Bangor University and Carers Trust.

Yac visit to Bangor University

Yac visit to Bangor University