The Bridgend carers wellbeing service provides information, advice and practical assistance to unpaid carers in Bridgend.

The service is focused on improving wellbeing by helping carers to make the most of their life alongside their caring role and maintain their independence. Staff work to understand the needs of local carers and ensure carers have the chance to undertake a carers assessment.

The team work with local organisations and groups to help carers with things like:

  • Building emotional resilience
  • Maintaining physical and mental health
  • Accessing education, training and employment
  • Building and developing relationships with family
  • Understanding and applying for benefits and entitlements
  • Improving financial situations
  • Housing and living arrangements
  • Emergency carers ID cards

The carers’ wellbeing team work to identify and support new and existing carers in Bridgend and to build communities that are carer friendly. The team also run a Carers Emergency Card scheme to ensure the safety of people with care needs in an emergency.

The service works with partner organisations across Bridgend to ensure carers in the borough get the best possible support and is delivered from community venues across Bridgend County Borough. 

T: 01656 336969
E: [email protected]

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Carers Emergency Card

Do you worry about what would happen to the person you look after if you were taken ill or caught in an emergency? If the answer is yes, then a Carers Emergency Card is for you.

What is the Bridgend Carers Emergency Card?

Small enough to carry with you at all times, the card has space for you to add two contact numbers that someone can call in an emergency. The Bridgend Carers Emergency Card is free to all carers living in Bridgend.

How will this help me and the person I care for?

If you were unable to provide your usual care for someone due to an emergency, you (or someone on your behalf) can call one of the numbers on your card to arrange alternative care for the person you care for.

Apply for a Carers Emergency Card

Where: Bridgend