Carers Week (10-16 June 2024)

National charities join to launch theme for this year’s Carers Week and to raise awareness of 5.7 million unpaid carers across the UK.

Today Carers UK and charity supporters have shared the theme for Carers Week 2024, which is ‘Putting Carers on the Map‘.


Updates from Rhondda Cynon Taf Carers Support Project:

  • Monday 10th June – Our ‘5k to coach’ event. Enjoy a stroll around the park and find the clues to win at Pontypridd Park between 11:00 – 13:00. Prizes are there to be won!
  • Tuesday 11th June – Carers Week Special Carers Connections at Cynon Linc, Aberdare and Carers Cwtch at the Carers Support Project Hub, Pontypridd.
  • Wednesday 12th June – We will be holding our information day at the Carers Support Project Hub in Pontypridd. Full information below.
  • Thursday 13th June – The Carers Support Project will be joined by other organisations at Ystrad Sport Centre to provide information, advice and assistance.
  • Friday 14th June – Thank You! Come alone to the YMa, Pontypridd for a catch up and bingo between 10:00 – 13:30.


YACs (Young Carers 18-25) events:

  • Monday 10th June – Our 18-25 event will be held in the evening between 16:00 – 19:00. This dedicated YACs event provides our young carers with Pottery making and lots of fun.
  • Saturday 15th June – Our 18-25 event will be held in the afternoon between 13:00-16:00 at Hawthorn Leisure Centre will be filled with lots of activities and fun times.


Read the full poster of activities from Rhondda Cynon Taf Carers Support Project here:


Updates from Age Connects Morgannwg:

We have got a HDS community support service that can provide short term respite for carers for up to 6 weeks on the hospital discharge service itself or the preventative element of this. It’s a great way to boost referrals and engage with people needing direct support.  This service is managed by Delyth Williams.

Helen Davies manages the Carer Coffee Morning every Friday at Cynon Linc 9.30-12.30  which is great way for carers to socialise and find support with others in the same situation. There are often activities to partake in or local speakers providing informative sessions.

My team now have a community information and advice service for filling in benefit forms or Blue Badge forms in the community or at home. Our Community Advisor is Bethan who can support carers by completing benefit forms at home or providing benefit checks. We have Fleur situated in the Cynon Linc if clients would like advice and form filling at the office.

We have an energy advice service which can provide help with fuel bills, damp, draughts and insulation as well as giving free white goods/ boiler replacements if eligible, this can help maximise income if a carer is struggling financially.


Updates from Cwm Taf Morgannwg Regional Partnership Board:

This Carers Week, from 10th–16th June, Cwm Taf Morgannwg Health Board are proud to recognise and celebrate the invaluable contribution unpaid carers make within our community and workplace. The theme for this year is “Putting Carers on the Map,” highlighting the essential role carers play across CTM and ensuring their voices are heard loud and clear.

At Cwm Taf Morgannwg Health Board, we are committed to supporting our staff and community carers through a series of activities and initiatives designed to raise awareness, provide support, and celebrate their dedication.

David Watkins, Carers Co-ordinator shared: “We invite all staff and community members to participate in Carers Week activities. By raising awareness and providing support, we can ensure that carers receive the recognition and assistance they deserve. Together, we can make this Carers Week a memorable and impactful one for all the carers in our community and put carers on the map.”

For more information, visit our Carers Support Services webpage, where you will also find a link to our Carers Guide – what to do when someone you care for is in hospital.

There will be ongoing activities all week at the Rhondda Support Project (11-12 Gelliwastad Road, CF37 2BW) in Pontypridd.

In addition, an information station will be at Ystrad Sports Centre, on the ground floor (CF41 7SY) on Thursday 13th June between 11am and 1.30pm. This event is tailored to all carers, providing an opportunity to gain further knowledge on the support services available and to better understand how to navigate those that matter to you. There will be information stalls, refreshments and seating areas available for the duration.

Information will be provided on the following topics:

  • Child and family’ support
  • Older persons related issues
  • Rights and entitlements, including benefits
  • Financial and energy advice
  • Community Support that’s available in your area
  • Support around the home
  • Help with filling out forms
  • How to improve wellbeing
  • Recruitment of personal assistants
  • Carers Assessments
  • Young Carers / Young Adult Carers support


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