A group of young carers jumpaing and dancing in a hallWe can put you in touch with other local organisations and services that may be of help to you and the person you care for. Never hesitate to contact us! In the meantime, for quick and easy reference, here are a number of links below, grouped by:

    • national organisations that support Carers
    • organisations that support Young Carers
    • other national organisations that can be of help
    • regional support organisations based in Powys

For organisations that provide support for specific conditions, please refer to our listings on the “managing specific conditions” page.

If you have other organisations to add to the list, or you find that any of the links are broken, please help us and let us know! Thank you.

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Links for national organisations that support carers:

Carers Wales – offers information, campaigns on Carers’ behalf.

Carers UK – offers information, campaigns on Carers’ behalf.

Carers Trust – includes advice, discussion and suport for Carers.

Carers Direct – NHS website offering information for Carers. Including sections on Your wellbeing, Young Carers, Caring with confidence, Money and Legal issues and Practical support.

Department of Work and Pensions – Carers Resource Pack – designed to help you access the range of services and resources available through the DWP and includes: Online resources, available leaflets, telephone helplines and local support.

NHS Carers Self Assessment Tool Kit – to enable you to assess what help you may be entitled to. Remember it is always best to check with us for extra help with this, as not every situation is covered in such forms, but it’s an initial starting point.

UK Live-In Care Association – Live-in care allows people to receive personalised, individual care and support in the comfort of their own homes. It is especially important for people with complex conditions to maintain their independence within familiar surroundings.

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Links especially for Young Carers:

 

KOOTH – online counselling service.

TROS GYNNAL – work with children and young people to promote and realise their rights.

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Links to other national organisations that can be of support to carers:

DEWIS – Dewis Cymru is the place for information about well-being in Wales: information that can help you think about what matters to you, along with information about local organisations and services that can help.

Dying Well Matters – a helpline for families of patients who are dying. (Helpline 0300 100 2011, 10am – 8pm).

End of Life Rights Information Line – a UK-wide service that supports people to make decisions about the care and treatment that is right for them at the end of life. 0800 999 2434

Nutricia and Carers UK – Nutrition: Information, advice and tips on nutrition for Carers and the person you care for. Some information is downloadable/ printable.

Red Cross – includes services such as equipment hire and home from hospital help.

Samaritans – provides confidential emotional support 24/7 to anyone in despair or distress.

Turn to Us – to help you access the money available to you, through welfare benefits, charitable grants and other financial help. (Part of Elizabeth Finn Care.)

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Links to regional organisations based in Powys :

Crossroads Mid and West Wales – offers trained carer support workers to provide replacement care. Call 01874 610 900.

Dewis – (DEWIS means CHOICE) an organisation that supports the independence lifestyle of disabled people in Mid and South Wales. Includes information on Direct Payments.

Disability Powys – a countywide organisation supporting those with physical disability, sensory impairment or long term ill health, in matters of housing, care services, health, access, transport, employment and education issues.

MANGO – Montgomeryshire Association of Neurological Groups and Organisations.

Mid Powys Mind – information and support for all mental health issues.

Powys Info Engine – an online directory of services, a list of community and voluntary organisations. Search for services and activities near you.

Shared Lives Powys – offers vulnerable people the opportunity to stay in the homes of Shared Lives Carers.

Ty Croeso – support group for people in Ystradgynlais and the Upper Swansea Valley for cancer sufferers and those with life threatening diseases and their carers.

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