A first-class publication, aimed at helping carers throughout the County Borough access a whole range of services that can help with their day to day living, has reached a milestone.
Carers News, which is published by Rhondda Cynon Taf Council has released its 50th edition and residents throughout the area agree it’s better than ever before.
Distributed to more than 2,000 homes, Carers News is sent to all the carers who are registered with the Council’s Carers Project. It is also available in a wide variety of venues, from Council buildings and schools to GP practices, hospitals and libraries.
The newsletter is packed with a whole range of information for carers such as counselling services, events, training, workshops, welfare rights updates and support groups.
“Carers News continues to make carers aware of all that is happening in the area that can support them.
“It has continued to provide an excellent range of information that can help with their role, either practically, emotionally or financially.
“Distributed three times a year, Carers News is well recognised as an important method of publicising information for carers right across the County Borough.
“The Council’s Carers Project recognises that everyone has different needs and concerns and Carers News is here to try and signpost them to where they can find support to help make life easier in terms of the care work they undertake.”
Carers look after family, partners, friends or neighbours in need of help because they are ill, frail or have a disability and the care they provide is unpaid.
If you are a carer and you are having difficulties with caring for the person you support and need help or information about your rights as a carer, then Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s Carers Support Project is there to help.
The project runs information sessions, workshops, training, and opportunities for carers to relax and socialise with other carers such as stress busting and complimentary therapy sessions.
It can help to set up initiatives in the local community or across the whole of the County Borough and the project is ready to discuss any ideas you may have to meet your needs. It may be a group, survey, training, or a one off meeting. Some expertise and financial resources can be made available to make your ideas a reality.
A free Carers Pack is available covering useful topics such as your rights as a carer, benefits and getting support, as well as guiding individuals to useful organisations and helpline numbers for carers groups.
The Project also offers a free confidential face-to-face or telephone counselling scheme where individuals can talk to a trained listener.
Contact 0808 100 1801 to find out more or to request a Carers Pack.