WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY CARERS WHO NEED SUPPORT?

WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY CARERS WHO NEED SUPPORT?

A Carer is generally a family member, friend or neighbour who provides unpaid care and support in contrast to a Care Worker who is paid or a volunteer who is contracted to provide care and support.

WHO IS AFFECTED AND HOW?

WHO IS AFFECTED AND HOW?

WESTERN BAY TOTAL NUMBER OF CARERS

%

OF TOTAL POPULATION

BRIDGEND

NEATH PORT TALBOT

SWANSEA

Young carers aged 5-17 in Wales who provide 50 or more hours of care per week are 4.4 times more likely to report their general health as ‘not good’ compared to the general population of 5-17 year olds.

There are likely to be young carers in every school and college. They often provide physical care and emotional support, managing the family budget and looking after brothers and sisters.

Many young carers struggle to juggle their education and caring which can cause pressure and stress.

Carers aged 16-44 tend to report poorer health, especially mental health, than non- carers of the same age.

They also are more likely to report smoking or being overweight or obese.

THINGS PEOPLE TOLD US THAT MATTER TO THEM

THINGS PEOPLE TOLD US THAT MATTER TO THEM

WHO IS RECEIVING HELP AND WHAT SUPPORT IS AVAILABLE?

WHO IS RECEIVING HELP AND WHAT SUPPORT IS AVAILABLE?

There is a range of support available, including carers allowance, respite at home and day services, welfare benefits advice, counselling a young carer support services, carer’s handyman service etc.

WESTERN BAY

2013

2014

2015

WHAT CHANGES DO WE NEED TO PLAN FOR?

WHAT CHANGES DO WE NEED TO PLAN FOR?

A rise in the general population is likely to impact on the number of people providing unpaid care.

PROJECTED NUMBER OF CARERS AGED 65+

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