WE CARE FOR CARERS
Neath Port Talbot Carers Service was launched in April 2009 to support the unsung heroes who care for loved ones unable to look after themselves.
Not everyone who does this thinks of themselves as a carer, but caring responsibilities make huge demands on their lives. Our aim is to help unpaid carers recognise their caring role and to provide carers aged 18+ in Neath Port Talbot with advice, information and support.
As of March 2020, due to COVID-19, we are working remotely. Advice and guidance are still available over the phone, via email or video call.
TAKE SOME TIME OUT FOR YOURSELF!
Our carers’ get-togethers have migrated to Zoom, with a range of fun activities and cosy chats where you can let off steam and make new friends. These include cooking, quizzes, bingo, singing sessions, film club and more. We have a full itinerary listed below. Email or phone to book!
Are you interested in taking part in any of our activities?
If so, pop Sam, our engagement officer a message by clicking the link below. We can't wait to see you there
THE SITTING SERVICE
There are so many everyday tasks and activities most of us take for granted, but carers are often unable to leave the person they care for alone. Although being a carer can be a rewarding experience, it can often impact on a person’s health and wellbeing.
Our sitting service is designed to help carers take breaks from their caring responsibilities. Maybe you need to attend a medical appointment, a special social event, have a haircut, meet with friends, attend an exercise class, go out shopping, or attend a job interview.
Sometimes you simply need to catch up on some sleep, or undertake DIY or gardening chores without any distractions. Our team can step in so you can feel like the rest of your life is more under control.
Our sitting service is provided on 2 levels
1 . A volunteer service provided to those with low level care needs.
This service can be used to take a break for any reason at all.
2. A higher level service provided by a care agency for those with higher care needs.
At present this service is provided specifically for the carer to attend medical appointments
and one-off special occasions only and depends on our funding at the time of the request.
If you’re over the age of 18 and want to make a difference to the lives of unpaid carers across Neath Port Talbot, we are currently recruiting volunteers. For more information about the volunteering role, please watch the video attached below.
Our Volunteering roles are primarily focused around the Sitting Service, you will be required to undertake a DBS check and whilst the role if flexible, the minimum requirement will be two hours a month.
We also have administrative roles for volunteers to take advantage of - if you are interested, please fill in the form below; your details will be sent to our volunteer coordinator.
CARERS WEEK 2020
For this years Carers Week, we were stuck inside! But with the help of Swansea Carers Centre, we were able to host one of our most successful Carers Weeks in recent memory! To all the unpaid carers across Neath Port Talbot, you are valued, you are essential. Thank you!