Council launches improved information guide to support carers

A new version of a guide to all the information and support available to carers in Denbighshire has been launched.

North East Wales Carers Information Service (NEWCIS) has developed a new, improved, version of the guide with local carers and partner organisations on behalf of Denbighshire County Council.

It helps carers find out how to get help with money and benefits, legal rights, time away from caring, practical support, training, learning and employment as well as NHS services.

Supporting carers and creating resilient communities is a priority for the Council under its Corporate Plan.

Support includes helping carers access leisure services, providing financial support for short breaks, training, promoting life-long learning, support to continue working or re-enter the workforce, helping carers look after their own health as well as planning for the future.

Cllr Bobby Feeley, Denbighshire’s lead member for Well-being and Independence, said:

“It is important carers know where and how to access support for themselves as well as the person they care for.

“We have worked with carers and partner organisations to update and improve the information in this guide to make sure it is as useful as possible to carers.

“Being a carer for another person covers a whole range of activities including personal care, emotional support, practical assistance, transport and social support and as a Council we are working to support carers in their roles.

“Our support helps all carers, including parent carers and young carers under the age of 18.”

You can pick up the guide at One Stop Shops, libraries and doctors surgeries across Denbighshire as well as Council offices in Rhyl, Denbigh and Ruthin.

Claire Sullivan of NEWCIS, said:

“The booklet is helpful to carers as it has information for carers in one place, in an easy to read format and is a handy size booklet to use and refer to as required.

“It illustrates the continued close working between the local authority and their third sector partners to ensure carers are supported.”