There are many extra pressures unpaid carers are likely to face this winter. Please watch our short film that covers the main things you might need to consider and the help that is available. Contact details can be found below.

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Support for carers this winter

Our teams are here to support carers through the winter period. If you need advice, help or support please call our teams using the contact details below.

Our 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 T: 01656 336969 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

External help and support

At home

Welsh Water may be able to provide reduced water rates to carers.

Western Power Distribution have a register of vulnerable people who might have difficulty in the event of a protracted power cut. They can contact emergency responders if required.

The Warm Home Discount Scheme can help low-income carers with support for fuel payments.

Use the Gas Safe Register to find a registered Gas Engineer who can service your boiler this winter.

The Fire Safety in Winter campaign can help you stay warm and safe this winter.

Health and wellbeing

We have a range of mental health and wellbeing services available for free to carers until 31 March

Contact your GP or local pharmacy about getting a flu jab this winter.

Ageing Well in Wales offers a range of resources around falls prevention.

Call Helpline offers a dedicated listening helpline for people living in Wales.

Whatever you are going through you can call Samaritans Wales.

Fully funded counselling sessions are available through Breathe.

Public Health Wales latest advice and information on Coronavirus.

Financial help

Apply for a grant of up to £300 from the Carers Support Fund Wales.

The Discretionary Assistance Fund can help pay for essential costs, such as food, gas, electricity, clothing or emergency travel.

You may be eligible for a Council Tax Rebate.

You might be eligible for benefits like Winter Fuel Payments and/or Carers Allowance.

Turn 2 Us can help you understand what financial support may be available to you.