Bayside's Carers Week with Carers Wales

June 14, 2021 - 481 views

Last week Jeff Pearson marked Carers Week with a series of special interviews with carers and experts from right across Wales.

The week ended with a question and answers special half hour with Dawn Owen from Carers Wales following listeners sending in their messages.

We have put all the interviews and the Q&A together into one 55 minute podcast which you can listen to here.

If you are a carer or interested in the work that unpaid carers do, please take some time to take a listen if you are able to.

Carers across Wales provide 96% of care and as our loved ones are living longer with illness or disability, more and more of us will be looking after them.

Whether you care around-the-clock or for a few hours a week, in your own home or for someone at the other end of a motorway – caring can have a huge effect on our lives and our plans.

Caring is such an important part of life. It’s simply part of being human. Carers are holding families together, enabling loved ones to get the most out of life, making an enormous contribution to society and saving the economy billions of pounds.

Yet many of us are stretched to the limit – juggling care with work and family life, or even struggling with poor health ourselves.

Every day 6,000 people become carers. Many don’t know how or where to get help. It can be frightening and very lonely.

For some it’s sudden: someone you love is taken ill or has an accident, your child is born with a disability. For others, caring creeps up unnoticed: your parents can’t manage on their own any longer, or maybe your partner’s health gets gradually worse.

Looking after someone can be tough, but you’re not on your own. Carers Wales is here:

- to listen
- to give you expert information and advice that’s tailored to your situation
- to champion your rights
- and support you in finding new ways to manage at home, at work, or wherever you are.

To find out more please visit https://www.carersuk.org/wales/about-us

 

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