WWH Board chooses to support Carers Wales

GCE Anne Hinchey and Chair of the WWH Board Alex Ashton present cheque to Carers Wales
A £30,000 donation to Carers Wales will help to care for the hundreds of thousands of carers in Wales.

The charity, which is on a mission to make life better for the hundreds of thousands of carers in Wales, will receive £10,000 per year for three consecutive years from the Board at Wales & West Housing Group.

It is one of two new charities which the housing provider’s Board will be supporting in this way in 2022. It is also supporting Age Cymru’s ‘Friend in Need’ service which provides free telephone friendship calls for people in Wales who are 70 or over.

Carers Wales provides expert advice, information, and support to carers, connecting and supporting them through a range of activities and services. The charity recently launched its Money Matters hub, to provide financial advice and support, in response to carers’ anxiety and concerns about the impact of the cost-of-living crisis.

“This donation from Wales and West Housing Group will have a significant impact on our ability to reach unpaid carers. Carers can be part of any walk of life, yet many are unaware of the help and support that is available to help them in their caring role.”
Claire Morgan, Carers Wales Director 

“It is vital that carers can access support to help them sustain their caring responsibilities, this is especially vital given the huge contribution carers have made in supporting vulnerable friends and family during the pandemic and the ongoing challenges in heath and social care. This generous donation will go directly into enhancing our information and advice outreach, so that carers can get the help and support they desperately need.”

Alex Ashton, Chair of the Board at Wales & West Housing, said: “Caring is an important part of life. It is what we do as human beings. In Wales there are hundreds of thousands of people who are providing unpaid care to friends, family, and neighbours. Carers Wales cares for those people.

“For some that might be the comfort of a listening ear from someone who understands, for others it might be the opportunity to join in some “Me Time” and share experiences and wellbeing activities with other carers. Carers Wales is there for all carers.

“I was delighted to meet with some of the carers and hear directly from them the difference the charity is making. ”

“We hope that our contribution will enable the charity to grow their services and help care for more carers.” 
Alex Ashton, Chair of the Board at Wales & West Housing

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