As the coronavirus situation continues to develop at a rapid pace, we are working hard to ensure carers are supported at this difficult time. Listed below are the key services we are working to provide for carers at present. At the bottom of this page you will find all the key contact details for our services. 

Carer support in our communities

We are continuing to support the carers we regularly work with in their local communities. This support includes scheduled sitting services, respite and short breaks for carers and domiciliary care. Some of our take out services have been affected due to the coronavirus situation. Our social centres are closed.

Information, advice and assistance

All our main services are open to support carers with information, advice and assistance.  

Telephone/online support and resources

We can deliver support over the phone and online via email and social media including WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Links to a range of advice and information can be found at the bottom of this page.  

Improving wellbeing

If you are feeling isolated, lonely or are struggling to cope with things at the moment, our teams are here to support you in a range of ways - including providing advice around wellbeing. 

Shopping and prescription collections

We are able to assist carers already receiving a service from us with collecting shopping and prescriptions.

Young Carers 

Our Young Carers and Young Carers in Schools services are available to young carers who may be feeling isolated or are struggling at this time either by phone or online.

Carer Friendly  

Our Carer Friendly scheme is working with supermarkets, pharmacies and third sector partners to raise awareness of carers at this time and highlight the support available.

Key contact details

Blaenau Gwent Carers Engagement Angela: 07843 371574 (West Blaenau Gwent, Beaufort down to Cwm including Tredegar areas) Verity: 07843 371576 (East Blaenau Gwent, Brynmawr down to Swffryd)

Bridgend Crossroads T: 01656 784100

Bridgend Carers Wellbeing (24 Hours) T: 01656 336969 E: [email protected]

Carer Friendly E: [email protected] 

Cardiff & Vale Carers Gateway T: 02921 921024 E: [email protected] 

Gwent Carers Hub T: 01495 367564 E: [email protected] 

Respite and Short Breaks T: 01495 769996 E: [email protected] 

Young Carers Lisa 07787 413969 Arif: 07787 419270

Our first priority will always be to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the people we work with.

We are closely following current guidance from both government and our commissioners. We have risk assessments in place that are being adapted as the situation changes and we are working hard to ensure that our quality service remains in place for all those who require support.

NHS coronavirus advice

UK Government advice regarding coronavirus

Public Health Wales coronavirus updates and advice