Cowbridge and Vale Medical Practice

Carers

General Carers Services

Care and Repair 01446 704308

Carers’ Handyperson service

Carers Wales/Carers UK - 02920 811370

www.carersuk.org Offer support to all carers.

Carers UK - Vale of Glamorgan Branch – 01446 749395

Local branch which meets the last Tuesday of each month.

Contact for Carer’s Assessments: – 01446 700111

www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk/carers

Contact OneVale: c1v@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk

Family Information Service (FIS) - 01446 704704

www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk/fis

For information about childcare, children's activities and family support in the Vale or email: fis@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk.

EPP: Health and Wellbeing Courses - 02920 335403

www.eppwales.org Run various courses to help carers look after their own health needs.

Carers of Children with a Disability

ABCD 02920 250055 www.abcdcymru.org.uk

A group for black and minority ethnic children with disabilities and/or chronic illnesses. Organise various condition based and/or specific cultural support groups for parents/carers

Barnardos Community Links Service – 02920 577074

www.barnardos.org.uk

Providing short breaks for families who have children with a disability.

Contact a Family - 02920 396 624 / 0808 808 3555

www.cafamily.org.uk/wales

A national organisation supporting families who have disabled children or any specific health condition.

Disability Index - 01446 704736 www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk/disabilityindex

Regular information for families who have children and young people with special and particular needs.

Parents’ Federation - 02920 227800

www.parentsfed.org admin@parentsfed.org

Information and Support for families of people with learning disabilities; produce an information guide ‘Where You Stand’

Snap Cymru – 0845 1203730 02920 384868

www.snapcymru.org

Charity supporting children and young people with additional learning needs to achieve the most appropriate support to achieve their potential.

Sunshine Club - 01446 793866

Meetings for parent carers of children with special needs. Group meets on Mondays (all holidays except Christmas) 10.00am - 12 noon at Western Vale Intergrated Children's Centre, Llantwit Major. Open to carers and former carers.

Young Carers

Vale Young Carers Projects “Time4Me”

(Cardiff YMCA) – 02020 465250

Email: valeyoungcarers@cardiffymca.co.uk

www.cardiffymca.co.uk

Support for children, aged 8 - 18, who are carers.

Carers of People on the Autistic Spectrum

National Autistic Society - 02920 629312

cymru@nas.org.uk www.autism.org.uk

NAS Branches offer support to families who have a child or member with autism or Asperger’s syndrome.

The Vale of Glamorgan Autistic Spectrum Disorder Project Lead Officer is Keith Ingram, contact by email at: keingram@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk or 01446 731105

www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk/en/living/social_care/disability/autism_in_the_vale/adult_autism_advice/adult_autism_advice.aspx

Carers of Adults with a Learning Disability

Advocacy matters – 02920 233733 www.advocacymatters.co.uk

info@advovacymatters.co.uk Promote the independent voice and protect the rights and choices of individuals with a disability.

Carers of People with Mental Health

Bipolar UK 01633 244244 www.bipolaruk.org.uk walesinfo@bipolaruk.org.uk Provides support to both carers and those diagnosed with Bipolar.

Cardiff and Vale Mental Health Development Project

02920 222000 www.cavamh.org.uk

Support carers and service users by sharing information.

Hafal - 01446 733331

http://www.hafal.org/

Advice, information and support for Carers and people experiencing severe mental illness.

Mind in the Vale of Glamorgan - 01446 730792

www.mind.org.uk

Mind in the Vale of Glamorgan is a charity that works with and for people with mental health problems

Primary Mental Health Support Service (PMHSS) 02920 906210

A service providing advice and support for people experiencing common mental health issues.

Carers of Older People with Mental Health

Alzheimer’s Society - 02920 434960 or 0808 808 2235

www.alzheimers.org.uk Organise various groups for carers of people with Alzheimer's or related dementia.

Crossroads Care in the Vale (EMI) - 02920 700057

www.crossroads-vale.org.uk

Organise regular meetings for carers and former carers of people with an EMI problem. Meetings are held in various places throughout the Vale.

Carers of an Older Person

Age Connects Cardiff and the Vale - 02920 683600

www.age-concern-cardiff.org.uk

Information, advocacy, practical and emotional support.

Carers of an Adult with a Physical Disability

Headway - 02920 577707 info@headwaycardiff.org

www.headwaycardiff.org

Support survivors of an acquired brain injury and their family.

Macmillan Cancer Support - 01656 867 960

Providing information, advocacy and emotional advice, thus empowering people to have choices in their caring role.

Motor Neurone Disease Association – 08457 626262

www.mndassociation.org

Provide the best possible support to local people with MND, their families and carers.

Multiple Sclerosis Society - 02920 308257/ (02920 406690)

www.mssociety.org.uk (Tony Wiggins)

Parkinson’s Disease Society – 0808 8000 303

www.parkinsons.org.uk

Stroke Association – 0303 303 3100

www.stroke.org.uk

Practical and emotional support to stroke victims and their carers

Vale Alcohol and Drug Team – 01446 700943

The service is available to anyone who is concerned about their alcohol or drug abuse. The counselling service also offers support to family and friends who are concerned about someone else’s drinking or drug use.

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board – 02920 745359

www.cardiffandvaleuhb.wales.nhs.uk/information-for-carers

Services to support you in your caring role

Services to support you in your caring role

 

 


General Carers Services

 

Care and Repair Cardiff and the Vale

Provides expert advice, support and practical assistance to help older people and their carers to repair, adapt and maintain their homes. Telephone 02920 473337, email careandrepair@crcv.org.uk

 

Carers Wales/Carers UK - 02920 811370

www.carersuk.org Offer support to all carers.

 

Contact for Carer’s Assessments:01446 700111

Vale Children Services – 01446 725202

www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk/carers

Contact OneVale: c1v@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk

 

Family Information Service (FIS) - 01446 704704

www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk/fis

For information about childcare, children's activities and family support in the Vale or email: fis@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk

 

EPP: Health and Wellbeing Courses - 02920 335403

www.eppwales.org  Run various courses to help carers look after their own health needs.

 

Carers of Children with a Disability

 

Barnardo’s Community Links Service – 02920 571910

www.barnardos.org.uk

Providing short breaks for families who have children with a disability.

 

Contact a Family - 02920 396 624 / 0808 808 3555

www.cafamily.org.uk/wales  cymru@cafamily.org.uk

A national organisation supporting families who have disabled children or any specific health condition.

 

Disability Index - 01446 704736 www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk/disabilityindex

Regular information for families who have children and young people with special and particular needs.

 

Parents’ Federation - 02920 565917

www.parentsfed.org admin@parentsfed.org

Information and Support for families of people with learning disabilities; produce an information guide ‘Where You Stand’

 

Snap Cymru – 0845 1203730  02920 384868

www.snapcymru.org  Kristina.Paliokaite@snapcymru.org

Charity supporting children and young people with additional learning needs to achieve the most appropriate support to achieve their potential.

 

Sunshine Club - 01446 793866  kay.griffiths@live.co.uk

Meetings for parent carers of children with special needs. Group meets on Thursdays (all holidays except Christmas) 10.00am - 12 noon at Western Vale Intergrated Children's Centre, Llantwit Major.  Open to carers and former carers.

 

Young Carers

Vale Children Services – 01446 725202

 

Vale Young Carers Project “Time4Me”

(Cardiff YMCA) – 07966 834506

Email: carys.jenkins@cardiffymca.co.uk

www.cardiffymca.co.uk

Support for children, aged 7 - 18, who are carers.

 

Carers of People on the Autistic Spectrum

 

National Autistic Society - 02920 629312

cymru@nas.org.uk       www.autism.org.uk

NAS Branches offer support to families who have a child or member with autism or Asperger’s syndrome.

 

The Vale of Glamorgan Autistic Spectrum Disorder Project Lead Officer is Keith Ingram, contact by email at: keingram@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk or 01446 731105

www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk/en/living/social_care/disability/autism_in_the_vale/adult_autism_advice/adult_autism_advice.aspx

 

 

Carers of Adults with a Learning Disability

 

Advocacy Matters – 02920 233733 www.advocacymatters.co.uk

Promote the independent voice and protect the rights and choices of individuals with a disability.

 

Carers of People with Mental Health

Bipolar UK 01633 244244  www.bipolaruk.org.uk

Provides support to both carers and those diagnosed with Bipolar.

 

Cardiff and Vale Mental Health Development Project

02920 222000  www.cavamh.org.uk

Support carers and service users by sharing information.

 

Hafal - 01446 733331  www.hafal.org/

Advice, information and support for Carers and people experiencing severe mental illness.

 

Mind in the Vale of Glamorgan - 01446 730792 www.mind.org.uk

Mind in the Vale of Glamorgan is a charity that works with and for people with mental health problems

 

Primary Mental Health Support Service (PMHSS)  02920 906210

A service providing advice and support for people experiencing common mental health issues.  www.stepiau.org

 

Carers of Older People with Mental Health

 

Alzheimer’s Society - 02920 434960 or 0808 808 2235

www.alzheimers.org.uk  Organise various groups for carers of people with Alzheimer's or related dementia.

 

Crossroads Care in the Vale (EMI) - 02920 700057

www.crossroads-vale.org.uk

Organise regular meetings for carers and former carers of people with an EMI problem. Meetings are held in various places throughout the Vale.

 

Carers of an Older Person

 

Age Connects Cardiff and the Vale - 02920 683600

www.age-concern-cardiff.org.uk

Information, advocacy, practical and emotional support.

 

Carers of an Adult with a Physical Disability

 

Headway - 02920 577707

www.headwaycardiff.org

Support survivors of an acquired brain injury and their family.

 

Macmillan Cancer Support - 01656 867960

Providing information, advocacy and emotional advice, thus empowering people to have choices in their caring role.

 

Marie Curie – Caring for Carers Project 02920 426000

We aim to help carers who are looking after relatives or friends who are terminally ill.  susan.court@mariecurie.org.uk

 

Motor Neurone Disease Association – 08457 626262

www.mndassociation.org

Provide the best possible support to local people with MND, their families and carers.

 

Multiple Sclerosis Society - 02920 308257

www.mssociety.org.uk

 

Parkinson’s Disease Society – 0808 8000 303

www.parkinsons.org.uk

 

Stroke Association – 0303 303 3100  www.stroke.org.uk

Practical and emotional support to stroke victims and their carers

 

E-DAS - Entry into Drug and Alcohol Services - 0300 300 7000

The service provides support for: Individuals looking to address their own use of alcohol or drugs as well as members of their family and carers looking for guidance and support.

 

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board – 02920 745359

www.cardiffandvaleuhb.wales.nhs.uk/information-for-carers

 

Last Updated November 2015.