Machynlleth and Llanbrynmair Community

Carers in Machynlleth, Llanbrynmair and Surrounding Areas

This is your webpage created and to be developed by fellow Carers and Credu staff

Carers in Machynlleth and surrounding areas, just a few years ago were saying that they could feel quite marginalised and so they worked with Credu to create a shop and hub funded by the Triangle Trust and the Tudor trust has been funding outreach support to develop support with and for Carers in the area.

This webpage us the beginnings of an online resource with and for Carers in this area so that you can get connected in the way that you want to when you want to!

Amazing Carers in the Shop and Hub and locally emerging Carer’s groups are forming a really useful network.

Caring and Finances

For a number of different reasons, Caring for someone can sometimes have an impact on you finances. Sometimes people need to reduce their hours at work or give up their jobs to care for a loved one. This can be exceptionally tough. This leaflet can help people work through their finances and make the best of what they have – Making the best of your finances. Also these links give some basic information for Carers…… However, managing on Carers Allowance can be a struggle and if you would like to talk to someone about your finances, these are some of your local options:

Citizens Advice Powys:  0345 6018421

Your Local Credu Outreach Worker: 01597 823800

Age Cymru Powys: 01597 825908

Getting connected to the internet and getting help on line

If you are a local Carer and are struggling to get on line you could pop down do Credu Carers Shop or one of the local Café’s such a s the quarry café.

Your local library has it’s own computers and library staff are extremely helpful.

If you are sruggling to complete forms on line, you can call your outreach worker on 01597 823800

Local Credu groups for Adult Carers

Carers Wellbeing Group

Wellbeing workshops and activities meeting monthly in Machynlleth.

Contact Mandy 07976 906975 / mandy@credu.cymru for more details.

Bro Ddyfi Parent Carers

A group supporting parent and guardian carers. No matter what condition your child has, diagnosed or not, or even in the process of diagnosis. The group meets monthly in Machynlleth and have a facebook group.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2170158463222824/

For more details contact Ceri on 07792 782402 / ceri@credu.cymru

Check on the Credu calendar for up to date information on local events and groups

https://credu.cymru/for-you/meet-powys/acp/acpcalendar/

The Team

We have two outreach workers in the Dyfi Valley area – Mandy Dean (Adult Carers) and Ami Wilson (Young Carers) who can be accessed via the main Credu office. Carers can also drop in to the Credu Siop a Hwb on Maengwyn Street for a chat with our staff members Ceri and Aly as a first point of contact at any time during opening hours.

Other groups for carers:

All Wales Forum: Group for parent carers of the learning disabled meet every 8 weeks at the Care Centre, Forge Road, Machynlleth. For further information, please contact Lynne (Powys Development Officer) at lynne@allwalesforum.org.uk or 02920 811120 (Cardiff Office).

Dolen: A group for carers run by Hafal Crossroads that meets in the Warren Kyle Room at The Care Centre in Forge Road, Machynlleth. Second Tuesday of the month 10.00 – 12.00 Contact Norma: 01654 700100

Useful organisations and services:

Advice Mid Wales – https://www.advicemidwales.org.uk/ for help with benefits etc Based in Machynlleth. Can do home visits if required.

CAMAD – http://www.camad.org.uk/what-we-do for help with community transport, meals on wheels, Pathways mental health drop-in and more.

Community Connector – https://www.pavo.org.uk/help-for-people/community-connectors.html Help with finding and accessing community level services and activities. Call 01597 828649 and ask for a referral to the Dyfi Valley Community Connector.

Hafal Crossroads provide day care / respite. Based at the Care Centre, Forge Road, Machynlleth http://www.crossroadsmww.org.uk/

Machynlleth Library runs IT drop in sessions to help if you have problems accessing digital services or for any other IT problems. Call 01654 702322. The library can also scan and upload documents directly onto Powys County Council system https://en.powys.gov.uk/machynllethlibrary

The Natwest Mobile bank is available Monday 10.30 -11am in the Bowling Club Car Park except Bank Holidays. https://locator.natwest.com/Branch/999999.122-Machynlleth%20Mobile%20Branch.html