Swansea Carers Centre

Parent Carers - Come and tell us your experience of transition

Transition - Making it work for you

  • Parent carers of young people with a learning disability? Come and tell us your experiences of transition

Find out more about:

  • transition tool kit

  • "Having a voice" - a peer advocacy service for carers

  • "What it feels like for us" - parent led training for professionals

DATE: Monday 24 March 2014

TIME: 9.30-12.30pm

VENUE: National Waterfront Museum, Oystermouth Road, Swansea.  SA1 3RD

(For directions on parking and to book your space please call our freephone Wales Learning Disability Helpline 0808 808 1111)

9.30am - Welcome - Tea/Coffee and Welsh cakes

11.30am - Finish - Tea/coffee, cake and a chat with Swansea Carers Centre staff and Mencap Cymru Regional officers



Contact us at Swansea Carers Centre

A carer is someone of any age who provides unpaid support to family or friends who could not manage without this help. This could be caring for a relative, partner or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or substance misuse problems.

Carers may even be juggling paid work with their unpaid caring responsibilities at home. The term carer should not be confused with a care worker, or care assistant, who receives payment for looking after someone.

If you are a carer, Swansea Carers' Centre may be able to help make things easier for you. We deliver a wide range of local support services to meet the needs of carers in our community. These range from support services catered to the carer, the needs of the person you care for and the services your council may provide

Carers have different needs and we can assist you with the right information regarding health and wellbeing, welfare benefit entitlements, counselling, respite, and grants for holidays, equipment and support.

It is important that all of our services are carer-led and we regularly consult with local carers to ensure that our services make a positive difference to the lives of carers across the City & County of Swansea.