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Keeping you informed


For the coming weeks (or months) we shall not be using the office base or holding social gatherings

Instead, staff will be working from home and maintaining our online information resources on a daily basis


If you are not already following us on twitter, facebook or instagram then perhaps you would like to

Caring is difficult and isolating enough before this crisis so we hope to keep carers in touch with one another via social media


If you have any information or tips to share or wish to find out about support in your area please join us on social media and together we can help one another cope


Above all stay safe and never forget- you are not alone!

Childrens' index updates April 2020

Do you have questions or need information re. covid 19 and it's impact on families?

Childrens' index updates April 2020



Council for Disabled Children


The Council for Disabled Children (CDC) has launched two new email inboxes aimed to answer questions, gather resources and share information on Coronavirus and the impact on children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

details and links can be found below - please accept our apologies for the layout

Carers Rights Information Day November 21st

Learn about services, opportunities and carers' rights

On Thursday 21st November there is a Carers Information event at the Carers Hub in Stanwell Road, Penarth

Come along for a chat and learn about the latest developments in services and support for unpaid carers over a free coffee and refreshments

Thinking of leaving home?

Information Event to discuss Accommodation Options


On Wednesday the 20th November we are holding an information morning to highlight options available to people with a learning disability.

If your son or daughter is considering moving out of the family home or returning from an out of county college placement soon this will be of interest

New Carers information guides

Carers Week sees launch of two new guides

New Carers information guides

June 11th to the 16th is Carers Week and to celebrate Carers' and their invaluable contribution some exciting new guides have been published

Launch of the Learning Disability Strategy 2019

New Strategy for Learning Disability services

Launch of the Learning Disability Strategy 2019

All learning Disability services and support for families are developed within an overarching strategy. It is really helpful to be aware of the strategy as it can strengthen any case you put forward for support.


We have worked with Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan Councils to produce a draft strategy for learning disability services over the coming 5 years, we have ensured that views of carers we have met have been taken into account.

The final version of the Strategy is about to be launched at an event on the 18th June. You are welcome to attend. 

The venue is the Copthorne Hotel, early booking is advised.



Covid19 -Thinking of setting up a voluntary help group?

Some tips and assistance for anyone setting up a voluntary group

Covid19 -Thinking of setting up a voluntary help group?




At this difficult time it is great to see that society actually DOES exist!


While many of you will want to do things to help their neighbours and the wider community, setting up a group and maintaining it can present challenges

Read on for some useful tips and guidance for small support groups

November 2019 newsletter

Latest news for carers & Christmas treats!

November 2019 newsletter

This months newsletter has details on current and future events along with details of how to sign up for free carers' activities over the coming months

Carers week

10th to 16th June is Carers Week

Carers week

Carers save Wales over £8000,000,000 every year.

Each year a variety of activities are held to recognise the value and role of carers.

To find out more about activities in your area please check our latest Spring newsletter below


Don't forget, the Parents Federation hold weekly activities all year round for carers in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan. They are free and fun ways to meet other carers and make friends while learning about what other support and opportunities are on offer.

Check our Connected Carers and Vale Carers pages for details or call us on 029 2056 5917 

Don't forget to add us as a friend on facebook to be kept abreast of these and much more information on a daily basis


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